Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Urgency of requested assistance|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018|
The time period within which a person requires the assistance which has been requested, as represented by a code.
Provides an indication of the urgency of need for people requesting services.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—urgency of requested assistance|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
If a person does not know or is not sure as to when they may need assistance select the code 7 'Don't know/unsure'.
Immediately is covered in code 1 'Within 24 hours'.
The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:
'How long is it until you need assistance from this agency?'
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2010
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018