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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

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

Marcolin S (2005)

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

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Last updated: 4 May 2009
 
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