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Homeless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in SAAP 2006-07

Posted on: 17 March, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009
Related to Environment Physical environment

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)
Homeless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in SAAP 2006-07: a report from the SAAP national data collection. (AIHW Catalogue no. HOU 190)
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents a summary of support provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and accompanying children by the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) during 2006-07. This program was established by the federal and state and territory governments to resolve and prevent homelessness. This report outlines:

  • demographic profiles for the Indigenous clients seeking help
  • the type of support and the number of periods of support provided
  • the type and location of SAAP agencies attended
  • main reasons for seeking assistance
  • length of support and accommodation
  • services required by Indigenous people
  • information on individual circumstances pre and post support
  • case management plans and details of successAustralian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
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