At the federal level, 1,583 agencies took care of more than 290,300 clients with specialized services for the homeless during the period 2018/1919 (Framework Chart.2). Services provided by specialized agencies for the homeless in all countries and territories can be classified as either “accommodation services” (either direct provision or placement of housing or assistance to the client to stay in accommodation), or “other services as housing” (Figure FRAMEWORK.5). The proportion of SHS clients receiving accommodation services in different states and territories between 2018 and 2019 varied from America and region to region, with nearly 8 out of 10 clients in Tasmania (79%) and more than 6 out of 10 clients in Queensland (69%), Western Australia (67%), the Australian Capital Territory (65%) and the Northern Territory (64%) to get these services. In contrast, 49% of clients in Victoria, 47% of clients in southern Australia and 43% of clients in New South Wales were provided differently from accommodation. These differences reflect differences in demand for accommodation services, benefit models and housing options in legal systems. The Homelessness Services System aims to promote the well-being and independence of the homeless or homeless, helping you achieve and maintain housing and social and economic participation. Governments are working to achieve these goals by funding specialized services for the homeless to provide transitional housing and a number of related assistance services, which are new or renewed compared to previous agreements. Data on the prevalence of homelessness come from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (UNWTO 2018). Data from this publication are from the Home Services Collection (SHSC), produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The data is made available to AIHW by nearly 1,600 homeless agencies that allow the drafting and publication of this report. AiHW thanks the agencies and their clients for making this report possible. Funding for housing and homelessness is part of the agreement: the main results of this agreement will contribute: COAG (Council of Governments of Australia) 2018, National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, consulted on October 3, 2019, www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/national_agreements.aspx. Several national priority cohorts have been specifically identified in the agreement and will be addressed in each state and territory`s homelessness strategy: the data provided in accordance with shS NMDS, SHSC, provide a comprehensive picture of clients, specialized services for the homeless available to them and results for these clients (Figure FRAMEWORK.1).