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released: 17 Dec 2013 author: aihw media release

In 2012-13 specialist homelessness services assisted over 244,000 clients. Of these clients, 54% were at risk of homelessness, and 46% were already homeless when they first began receiving support (22% of those who were homeless had no shelter or were living in an improvised dwelling). This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients.

ISBN 978-1-74249-531-6; Cat. no. HOU 273; 142pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • An estimated 244,000 Australians accessed specialist homelessness services in 2012‒13―an increase of 3% from 2011‒12
      • The profile of clients assisted in 2012‒13 was generally similar to 2011‒12
      • There were some shifts in the characteristics of clients from 2011‒12
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 The policy framework for reducing homelessness
      • 1.2 About the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection
      • 1.3 About this report
      • 1.4 Revision of 2011‒12 SHSC data
    • 2 A profile of clients and services provided
      • At a glance
      • 2.1 Changes among specialist homelessness services clients from the previous year
      • 2.2 Characteristics of clients
      • 2.3 Clients' needs for assistance and services provided
      • 2.4 Support periods
    • 3 Client outcomes following support
      • 3.1 Housing outcomes
      • 3.2 Other outcomes for clients
    • 4 Comparisons of key client groups
      • Information on analyses presented in this chapter
      • 4.1 Indigenous clients
      • 4.2 Overseas-born clients
      • 4.3 Homeless and at-risk clients
      • 4.4 Clients by geographic area
    • 5 Other client groups of special interest
      • 5.1 Families and children
      • 5.2 Young people presenting alone
      • 5.3 Older clients
      • 5.4 Clients who have experienced domestic and family violence
      • 5.5 Clients with a current mental health issue
      • 5.6 Clients leaving care
      • 5.7 Clients exiting custodial arrangements
      • 5.8 Children on a care and protection order
    • 6 Unmet demand for specialist homelessness services
      • 6.1 Unassisted requests for assistance
      • 6.2 Unmet need for services
  • End matter
    • Appendix A
      • Data quality statement: Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, 2012‒13
    • Appendix B
      • Imputation strategy for the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (2012-13) and revised strategy (for 2011‒12) References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Specialist homelessness services 2012-13. Cat. no. HOU 273. Canberra: AIHW.