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1 Justin Griffin AIHW Justin Griffin AIHW Changes in Australia

2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2 What Currently Exists Income combined with deprivation measures Income based measures - Social Policy Research Centre Administrative data from social programs, especially homelessness Homelessness count - population census NB: No poverty line

3 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 3 New or impending work New administrative data sets Developments with existing work New directions Improvements in quality

4 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 4 Implementation of new data sets Problem gambling Community mental health support Indigenous housing Juvenile justice

5 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 5 Existing Work Developments Final safety net program (for people homeless or at risk) until 2010 (SAAP) Data collection to support the program Turnaways data collected Better data on homeless (or at risk) children

6 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 6 ‘Typical’ SAAP experience of year olds  Support: 11 days  Accommodation: 7 days  General support/ advocacy  Counselling Referral for:  Specialist services Unmet need for:  Assistance to obtain non-SAAP accommodation  Living with parent/s  School student  No income BEFORE SUPPORT DURING SUPPORT  Living with parent/s  School student  No income AFTER SUPPORT

7 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 7 ‘Typical’ SAAP experience of year olds  Living short-term with relatives or friends  Living rent- free in a house or flat  Not a student  Youth allowance  Support: 17 days  Accommodation : 10 days  Financial or employment assistance  Counselling Referral for:  Assistance to obtain non-SAAP accommodation  Financial or employment assistance  Unmet need for:  Assistance to obtain non-SAAP accommodation  Living with unrelated persons  SAAP or other emergency housing  Not a student  Youth allowance BEFORE SUPPORT DURING SUPPORT AFTER SUPPORT

8 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 8 ‘Typical’ SAAP experience of year olds  Support: 6 days  Accommodation: 5 days  General support or advocacy  Counselling Referral for:  Assistance to obtain non-SAAP accommodation Unmet need for:  Assistance to obtain non-SAAP accommodation  Living with spouse, with or without child(ren)  Boarding in a private home or SAAP/CAP accommodation  Not a student  Newstart allowance or Parenting payment  Living alone  Renting independently in the private market or SAAP/CAP  Not a student  Newstart allowance or Parenting payment BEFORE SUPPORT DURING SUPPORT AFTER SUPPORT

9 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 9 Existing Work Developments (cont) New count of the total homeless population More integrated data, especially Indigenous and thematic data Co-ordinating related data

10 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 10 New Directions More integrated and thematic data (eg child health and welfare reporting) Data linkage -setup of a data linkage Unit and protocols Better meta-data and data standards (METeOR) Design and rollout of electronic information management tools to NGOs

11 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 11 Improvements in quality Implementation of information agreements Protocols development Use of electronic data collection and information management Imputation and weighting techniques to account for missing data Equiping NGOs to manage information Training


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