Report – Specialist homelessness services annual report 2017-18

Report – Specialist homelessness services annual report 2017-18

17 December 2018

This annual report describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, including service requests and outcomes achieved.

This report has been published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 

It is the seventh annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection. It describes the characteristics of clients using specialist homelessness services (SHS), looking at the services requested, unmet needs, and outcomes achieved during 2017/18.

Among its key findings, the report highlights:

  • 288,800 clients were assisted by SHS agencies in 2017/18
  • 4 in 10 clients were homeless on presentation to a SHS agency
  • 41% of clients at risk of homelessness had experienced domestic and family violence
  • Less than 1 in 3 clients (29%) received accommodation in 2017/18 and the median length of accommodation was 32 nights.

Access the full report via the AIHW website.

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