The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Collection (SHSC) includes information about clients receiving homelessness services support from 1 July 2011 onwards.
This data has been analysed to examine service usage patterns and demographics for specific cohorts. Additional insights will be added regularly to this report.
Data is provided by over 1,700 government-funded agencies that deliver homelessness services to people in need of support. These data are based on interactions between clients and service providers and are collected at fixed points in time:
- at the start of a support period;
- at the end of every month during a support period;
- at the end of a support period.
SHS Agencies provide these data to the AIHW on a monthly basis. For detailed information about the SHSC see Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au)
The report does a breakdown of specialist homelessness services client groups:
- Women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.
- Clients with a mental health issue.
- Clients with problematic drug or or alcohol use.
- Children and young people.
Read the Specialist homelessness services client pathways: analysis insights here.