Emergency relief

Domain: 
Dynamic, resilient local economies
Sub-Domain: 
Income and wealth
Measure: 
Percentage of individuals who have accessed emergency relief services in the last twelve months
Rationale: 
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This indicator seeks to measure the number of people seeking financial support through emergency relief services in the community. Emergency relief funding is provided for personal emergencies and should not be confused with disaster relief funding. It is provided through both the Commonwealth and state governments and is administered through community sector organisations. Some community groups and organisations self fund emergency relief programs and it is subsequently difficult to measure. Assistance can include vouchers for food, transport or medicines, part payments of rent and utility bills, material goods such as clothing and household items, food parcels and budgeting assistance. People accessing emergency relief services often need information and referral to other agencies for support.

Data Source: 
Data under development


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