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Person—previously homeless status, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPreviously homeless indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690653
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A person's homelessness status prior to the latest presentation for service episode, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—Previously homeless status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Sleeping rough or in non-conventional accommodation
2Short-term or emergency accommodation
3Not homeless
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Sleeping rough or in non-conventional accommodation.

Living on the streets, sleeping in parks, squatting, living in cars or railway carriages, living in improvised dwellings, living in long grass.

CODE 2   Short-term or emergency accommodation, due to a lack of other options.

Living in situations such as refuges; crisis shelters; couch surfing; living temporarily with friends and relatives; insecure accommodation on a short term basis; emergency accommodation arranged in hotels, motels etc by a specialist homelessness agency.

CODE 3   Not homeless.

Not living in situations described above.


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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—previously homeless status, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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