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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)

 

Overview

This joint Commonwealth/State program provides transitional supported accommodation and a range of related support services to help people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, including people escaping unsecure family and abuses.

Related publications

Marcolin S (2005)

Female SAAP clients and children escaping domestic and family violence 2003-2004.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Homeless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in SAAP 2006-07: a report from the SAAP national data collection.

Canberra:

This report presents a summary of support provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and accompanying children by the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) during 2006-07. This program was established by the federal and state and territory governments to resolve and prevent homelessness. This report outlines:

* demographic profiles for the Indigenous clients seeking help
* the type of support and the number of periods of support provided
* the type and location of SAAP agencies attended
* main reasons for seeking assistance
* length of support and accommodation
* services required by Indigenous people
* information on individual circumstances pre and post support
* case management plans and details of success

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Homeless people in SAAP: SAAP National Data Collection annual report: 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Last updated: 4 May 2009
 
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