Glossary - Disability Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Glossary

A

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Agency sector

The type of government or non-government sector to which the funded agency (or service type outlet) belongs. Also see Service Provider.

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

B

Birth date estimate flag

Whether or not the person's date of birth has been estimated.

BIS ID
Business Information System Identification – a unique service user identifier provided by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

C

Carer - date of birth

The carer date of birth should be listed. If the carer date of birth is unknown it may be estimated by using the 1 January in the estimated year (for example, in 2015, if someone is approximately 50 years of age then 1/1/1965 might be entered as an estimate).

Carer - existence of

Whether someone, such as a family member, friend or neighbour, has been identified as providing regular and sustained care and assistance to the person requiring support.

Carer - primary status

Whether the carer assists the person requiring support, in one or more of the following activities of daily living: self-care, mobility or communication.

Carer - relationship to service user

The relationship of the carer to the person for whom they care.

Carer - residency status

Whether or not a carer lives with the person for whom they provide care and support.

Communication method

The method of communication, including sign language, most effectively used by the person.

Country of birth

The country in which the person was born.

CSTDA NMDS

See DS NMDS.

Related terms: DS NMDS

D

Date of birth

The day, month and year when the person was born.

Date service last received

The date the person last received a service of this service type during the reporting period.

Days per week of operation

The number of days per week that the service type outlet usually operates.

Disability group (primary, other significant)

Primary disability groups are a broad categorisation of disabilities in terms of the underlying health condition, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions and environmental factors. Other significant disability group(s) (other than that indicated as being ‘primary') that also clearly express the experience of disability by a person and/or cause difficulty for the person.

DS NMDS

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set collection (previously Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set collection or CSTDA NMDS).

F

Fee For Service

These are services for which you provide a Tax Invoice to the department.

FNGSP

Funded Non-Government Service Provider

Full financial year operation

Whether the service type outlet has received NDA funding for the full financial year.

Full quarter operation

Whether the service type outlet operated for the full quarterly reporting period.

Funded agency ID

A unique number assigned to each funded agency, by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Funded service provider (formerly funded agency)

A funded service provider is an organisation that delivers one or more DS NMDS service types (service type outlets). Funded service providers are usually legal entities. They are generally responsible for providing DS NMDS data to jurisdictions. 

Funding jurisdiction

The jurisdiction (State, Territory or Australian Government) providing NDA funding to the funded service provider and the jurisdiction in which the funds are allocated.

H

Hours per day of operation

The number of hours per day that the service type outlet is usually open for the provision of service (not the number of hours staffed).

Hours received (actual)

The number of hours of support received by a person for this DS NMDS service type over the quarterly reporting period.

Hours received (reference week)

The number of hours of support received by a person for this DS NMDS service type in the seven-day reference week preceding the end of the reporting period.

 

I

Indigenous origin

Whether or not a person identifies themselves as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

Individual funding status

Whether or not a person is currently receiving individualised funding under the NDA.

Interpreter services required

Requirement for interpreter services as perceived by the person seeking assistance.

IPP

Information Privacy Principles

L

Labour force status

The self-reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force.

Living arrangements

Whether the person lives alone or with other related or unrelated persons.

M

Main reason for cessation of services

The reason that the person stopped receiving services from the service type outlet.

Main source of income

The main source of income of the person, if they are aged 16 years or more.

N

NDA

National Disability Agreement (formerly Commonwealth-State/Territory Disability Agreement or CSTDA)

NPP

National Privacy Principles

Number of service users

Total number of people receiving a particular NDA funded service type during the reporting period.

O

ODC

Online Data Collection - a web-based data collection tool provided free of charge for use by NDA funded service providers

R

Receipt of Carer Allowance (Child)

Receipt of the Carer Allowance (Child) by a parent or guardian of a person, if the service user is aged less than 16 years.

Record ID

A unique number that identifies a service user record within a funded service provider.

Reference week

The reference week is the seven-day week preceding the end of the quarterly reporting period.

Reporting period

NDA funded service providers are asked to record key information about service users on an ongoing basis, so that they can transmit the required information at the end of each ‘reporting period'. The reporting period in Queensland is quarterly, based on the financial year.

Residential setting

The type of physical accommodation in which the person usually resides (‘usually' being four or more days per week on average).

S

Service

A service is a support activity delivered to a service user in accordance with the NDA. Services within the scope of the collection are those for which funding has been provided, during the specified period, by a government organisation operating under the NDA.

Service exit date

The date on which the person ceases to be a service user of the NDA funded service type outlet.

Service outlet

The location where are particular service type is given or sourced. There may be several service types in an outlet (see also ‘service type outlet’)

Service provider

Previously called the funded agency, the Service Provider is the body funded under the NDA.

Service start date

The date on which a person began to receive support from a NDA funded service type outlet.

Service type

Service type is the support activity which the service type outlet has been funded to provide under the NDA. The NMDS classifies services according to ‘service type'. The ‘service type' classification groups services into seven categories (known as ‘service groups'): accommodation support; community support; community access; respite; employment; advocacy, information and alternative forms of communication; and other support services. Within each of these categories there are subcategories.

Service type outlet

A service type outlet is the unit of the funded service provider that delivers a particular DS NMDS service type at, or from, a discrete location. If a funded service provider provides, say, both accommodation support and respite services, it is counted as two service type outlets. Similarly, if a service provider is funded to provide more than one accommodation support service type (for example, group homes and attendant care) then it is providing (and is usually separately funded for) two different service types, that is, there are two service type outlets for the funded service provider.

Service type outlet ceased

The date the service type outlet ceased operation.

Service type outlet commenced

The date the service type outlet commenced operation

Service user

A service user is a person with a disability who receives a NDA funded service. A service user may receive more than one service over a period of time or on a single day.

Service user postcode

Postcode of the person's residential address.

Sex

The sex of the person.

SLA

Statistical Local Area

SLK

Statistical Linkage Key: the second, third and fifth letters of the person's surname; the second and third letters of the person's given name, their date of birth and their sex.

Staff hours (reference week)

The actual total hours worked by staff on behalf of the service type outlet, including contracted staff and volunteers for the seven-day reference week preceding the end of the reporting period. Separate figures should be entered for paid staff and unpaid staff (where applicable).

Staff hours (typical week)

The hours worked in a typical seven-day week by staff on behalf of the service type outlet, including contracted staff and volunteers over the reporting period. This data item is designed to enable service type outlets to reflect that the staff hours in the reference week may not be typical. Separate figures should be entered for paid staff and unpaid staff (where applicable).

Support needs

The need for personal help or supervision in each of the areas of: Self-care; Mobility; Communication; Interpersonal interactions and relationships; Learning, applying knowledge and general tasks and demands; Education; Community (civic) and economic life; Domestic life; Working.

W

Weeks per year of operation

The number of weeks per year that the service type outlet usually operates.

 
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