The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new web report today:
The Specialist Homelessness Services annual report 2016-17 is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).
It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2016-17.
- 288,000 people were assisted by specialist homelessness agencies in 2016-17
- 2 in 5 clients had experienced domestic and family violence
- 1 in 2 people seeking homelessness services in 2016-17 had received services previously, in the past 5 years
- 11,600 more people were housed in public or community housing following support
- 8,300 more people were housed in private dwellings following support
- Housing the homeless: 4 in 10 were housed in social housing, 6 in 10 in private dwellings
- Housing the homeless: 11,000 were housed in social housing, 16,000 in private dwellings
- 261 requests for assistance were unable to be met each day
SOURCE: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. “Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2016-17.” AIHW
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia