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Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)
SAAP is a joint program of the Commonwealth and the States that funds non-government organisations to provide ‘a safety net’ of services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. SAAP services include homeless persons’ hostels, women’s refuges and youth crisis accommodation. The following definitions are drawn from the glossary provided in AIHW’s National Data Collection annual reports on homeless people in SAAP.1
A person aged 18 years or older, or a person of any age not accompanied by a parent or guardian, who:
A support period commences when a client begins to receive support and/or supported accommodation from a SAAP agency. The support period is considered to finish when:
A person aged under 18 years who accompanies a client to a SAAP agency during a support period or who requires and/or receives assistance from a SAAP agency as a result of their parent or guardian being a client of the same agency. An accompanying child may or may not require or receive assistance.