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DCJ Policy Update: SHS to discontinue use of PWI with Aboriginal People

In response to sector feedback around the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) and concerns of its suitability for Aboriginal people, Homelessness NSW has been advocating for clear, consistent messaging from DCJ regarding PWI’s.

In a recent update, DCJ has announced that “the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) is currently not recommended for use with clients who are Aboriginal.”

This is a monumental decision and a change that makes Specialist Homelessness Services safer for Aboriginal people.

This should have no impact on provider data collection requirements.

If you have any concerns around the implementation of this please contact Jessie at jessie@homelessnessnsw.org.au.

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