This report reveals that individuals who experience multiple, cross-sector services in the specialist homelessness, protection or youth justice service areas are a particularly vulnerable group. Clients experiencing 2 or more of these services were more likely than specialist homelessness services-only clients: to report having substance use issues; to report having mental health issues; to have an over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and to receive more days of support and more support periods from specialist homelessness services agencies.
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Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- 1 Introduction
- 1.1 Aims of the current study
- 1.2 Data matching processes
- 1.3 Overview of client groups
- 2 Homelessness and child protection
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 What were the characteristics of the SHS-CP cohort?
- 2.3 Why did they seek SHS assistance?
- 2.4 What services did they receive?
- 2.5 What were the housing outcomes for clients?
- 2.6 What does this tell us?
- 3 Homelessness and youth justice
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 What were the characteristics of the SHS-YJ cohort?
- 3.3 Why did they seek SHS assistance?
- 3.4 What services did they receive?
- 3.5 What were the housing outcomes for clients?
- 3.6 What does this tell us?
- 4 Homelessness, child protection and youth justice
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 What were the characteristics of the SHS-CP-YJ cohort?
- 4.3 Why did they seek SHS assistance?
- 4.4 What services did they receive?
- 4.5 What were the housing outcomes for clients?
- 4.6 What does this tell us?
- End matter
- Appendix A: Data linkage, data gaps and limitations
- List of tables
- List of figures
- Related publications
AIHW 2016. Vulnerable young people: interactions across homelessness, youth justice and child protection: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2015. Cat. no. HOU 279. Canberra: AIHW.