Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The Specialist Homelessness Service disability flag cluster defines information to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas.
The cluster collects:
In the Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS, these data elements are used together to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas.
The cluster combines the two data elements: Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag homelessness code N and Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag homelessness code N. The following matrix is completed.
Collection and usage attributes
It is expected that the data elements in this cluster will be used to collect information from the individual being assessed, or a proxy/carer or service worker answering on their behalf. The responses are phrased in answer to the question 'For each of the following activities, do you need help/supervision, have difficulty, or use aids/equipment?
For each activity and participation in life areas, one of the following responses should be selected:
‘Have no difficulty’ should be selected for young children who do not have a long-term condition or disability, who need help/supervision because of their young age.
Also required is the following preamble to the question:
'The next question is about whether a long-term health condition or disability restricts your everyday activities. A long-term health condition is one that has lasted, or is expected to last, 6 months or more. Examples of long-term health conditions that might restrict your everyday activities include severe asthma, epilepsy, hearing loss, arthritis, depression, autism, kidney disease, chronic pain, speech impairment, stroke.'
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018