The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) Demand for Accommodation data collection is one of three components of the SAAP National Data Collection (NDC). The National Data Collection aims to provide good information about the SAAP to agencies and program administrator to assist them in their work so that services for homeless people can be improved. In addition, the collection aims to provide good information about SAAP to peaks, community groups, and interested researchers to assist in debates about homelessness.
The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Demand for Accommodation data collection is designed to collect data on the level of met and unmet demand for SAAP accommodation services for individuals as well as groups requesting accommodation. A group of people may consist of a couple, a person with children, or a group of friends. In such cases data is collected on only one form. Information is collected about the number of people who request accommodation at SAAP agencies, which requests are met and which are unmet, and the reason for this.
The Demand for Accommodation data is collected each time a request for accommodation is made at the agency, whether the person or group receive accommodation or not, for every day during the Collection period.
Metadata items in this Data Set Specification
Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.
|Reference||Data Element||Data Type||Length||Inclusion||#|
|Client—group type, SAAP code N||-||-||mandatory||1|
|Person—accommodation assistance urgency status, code N||-||-||mandatory||1|
|Person—contact method, SAAP code N||-||-||mandatory||2|
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNN
Implemented in the SAAP demand collection as a number by sex for all members of the group seeking accommodation including all adults and children.
Person—first accommodation attempt indicator, code N
CODE 2 No
Include person's that have already requested accommodation at another SAAP agency within the same day.
Person—Indigenous status, code N
This data element should be collected as a number counted by the sex of the person for all members of the group seeking accommodation including all adults and children.
|Person—main reason accommodation not offered, SAAP code N[NN]||-||-||mandatory||1|
Person—number of people accommodated, total N[N]
This items counts the number of adults who will receive accommodation from the agency, as week as the number of children under 18 needing accommodation with their parent/guardian separately. Children under 18 without a parent/guardian are counted as adults.
|Person—one-off assistance type offered, SAAP code N[NN]||-||-||mandatory||1|
|Person—reason accommodation offer not accepted, SAAP code N[NN]||-||-||conditional||1|
|Person—reason for earlier unsuccessful accommodation attempt, SAAP code N[NN]||Number||3||conditional||1|
Person—sex, code N
Used to record the number of adults and accompanying children seeking accommodation by age range and sex.
|Service provider organisation—organisation identifier (SAAP), NNNNA||-||-||mandatory||26|
Guide for use:
This collection is designed to measure the level of met and unmet demand for SAAP accommodation services.
SAAP National Data Collection Agency Collectors Manual July 2005.
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|As a numerator in an Indicator||0|
|As a denominator in an Indicator||0|
|As a disaggregation in an Indicator||0|