Changes to the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection

As part of ongoing improvements to the collection, State and Territory jurisdictions agreed to a number of changes that will apply from 1 July 2019.

New data items
– NDIS indicator
– Main language other than English spoken at home
– Proficiency in spoken English

Changes to existing data items
– Addition of ‘Other’ as a category for Sex
– Collection of additional information on family and domestic violence

These changes only apply for new support periods that start on, or after, 1 July 2019. Clients with ongoing support periods will not be affected by these changes.

To assist the sector to better understand and prepare for these changes, the AIHW has developed the following training materials:
A presentation detailing the changes
 eLearning module explaining the changes

In addition, special webinars explaining these changes in SHIP are also being offered throughout June and July 2019.


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