Prompted by previous research and recommendations, this guide has been developed through consultation with two advisory groups, including an LGBTIQ+ Expert Advisory Group and Housing and Homelessness Expert Panel.
The purpose of the LGBTIQ+ Expert Advisory Group was to provide critical advice on the initial framework and content of the guide, to ensure representation from diverse stakeholders among states and territories as well as national levels, and to respond to feedback during rounds of consultation with the Housing and Homelessness Expert Panel. The Housing and Homelessness Expert Panel was invited to provide feedback on the draft guide using a style of consultation based on the Delphi method. Although there is some variation in how the Delphi method is understood and applied, it generally describes a tool and process of decisionmaking that is often used to achieve agreement on complex problems where a select panel of experts is asked to provide successive rounds of feedback until consensus is reached (Habibi, Sarafrazi, and Izadyar 2014), where a select panel of experts is asked to provide successive rounds of feedback (Habibi, Sarafrazi, and Izadyar 2014) until consensus is reached. A Likert Scale may be used to gauge how strongly the panel members agree or disagree with each statement in a questionnaire. The sector experts selected to be on the panel were drawn from key services, peak bodies, and other advocacy roles within the homelessness and housing sectors.