A survey of all Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) accommodation services in NSW was undertaken for the former Community Services Commission of New South Wales in 2002. The data set provides information on SAAP agency policies, procedures and practices regarding service access, eligibility and exiting, and perceptions of outcomes for people with high or complex support needs.

This project was undertaken by staff in the former Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection (SAAP NDC) Agency at the AIHW.

Collection products were an input into a broader project undertaken by the Commission around eligibility for, access to, and early exiting of people from, SAAP accommodation based services. Other parts of this project included analysis of agency documents; review of relevant literature; and focus sessions with service providers and key stakeholders. The project was designed to add value to existing work in SAAP by identifying and/or validating current policies and practices, barriers and constraints, in a more ‘evidence-based’ quantitative way.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 23/8/2002 to 1/9/2002

Geographical coverage


Data availability

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

SAAP accommodation services in New South Wales.



External links and information 

High level summary information was reported in Chapter 9 of Australia’s Welfare 2003.


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