The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has committed to providing quarterly Local Area Service Network (LASN) data to the sector. These reports are also available by logging in to the funded agency channel. CHP will upload the Quarterly LASN reports as they become available.
Important update (April 2019)
The LASN report’s counting rules have been revised to accommodate a change in how a ‘closed client’ is counted. In the former LASN reports, a client was counted if they had a support period open during the reporting period which was ‘closed’ by the time the report was extracted, which meant the number of closed clients for a specific reporting period increased over time. In this report, a client is only counted if their support closed before the end of the stated reporting period, which means the closed client number remains consistent regardless of when the data is extracted.
More households will achieve a housing outcome than is reflected in the tables. Although the tables are defined as only representing households with closed support, we know that many clients have been referred and are on Prioritisation lists awaiting further support. As per the Opening Doors Framework, these clients should remain open while awaiting further support. However, we know that for a number of reasons, this guideline may not be adhered to.
DHHS LASN reports
The reports provide three tables for Victoria and three tables for each LASN that show housing situation from the beginning to the end of support by presenting unit head (PUH) count.
Table One: All household count.
Table Two: Household count where the PUH is recorded as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Table Three. Household count omitting initial assessment and planning (IAP) support periods.
Table Three in combination with Table One intends to show the proportion of clients are receiving a more ‘substantive service’ from each LASN, and also shows housing outcomes for those households receiving a more substantive service.
Download the LATEST Quarter Three 2018-2019 LASN data tables. (Released May 2019)
Download the REVISED 2017-2018 LASN tables. (Released April 2019)
Download DHHS’ explanatory document Key findings from 2017–18 LASN reports.
If you require any assistance in understanding or interpreting the reports, please contact Trish Hackney-Westmore (email@example.com).