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Sustainable housing paradigms? The impact of reforms on the social housing sector in South Australia and Northern Ireland

This paper considers the impact of reform on the social housing sectors in Northern Ireland and South Australia.

Transition to supported community living: An environmental scan and qualitative experiences of TAC clients

This research examines research evidence on independent living transition experiences of people with traumatic brain injury and explores the transition expectations and experiences of Transport Accident Commission clients who have moved into 'Residential

Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland

This paper uses archival data to investigate the outcomes for people with schizophrenia discharged to two types of accommodation.The types of accommodation chosen are the person's own home and for-profit boarding house.

Understanding the use of respite services among informal carers

This paper examines the use of respite services among carers of non-institutionalised individuals aged 15 and over with either a profound or severe disability. Social and cultural factors influenced the use of respite services.

Unpacking barriers to quality care for Deaf people in residential aged care facilities

This article explores barriers to quality care for deaf people living in aged care facilities. Service providers were interviewed. The paper suggests some ways of improving current practices that might benefit Australian deaf people.

Use of equipment and respite services and caregiver health among Australian families living with Rett syndrome

This study identified factors contributing to equipment and respite services use among Australian families caring for a girl/woman with Rett syndrome. Mothers' education and mobility influenced the use of resources and home respite services.

Welfare to Work in Australia: Disability Income Support, Housing Affordability and Employment Incentives

This paper addresses two questions: ‘What are the housing circumstances of Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients?’ and ‘What are the likely consequences of programme changes aimed at increasing employment participation of DSP recipients?’

Younger people with disability in residential aged care program: report on the 2008-09 minimum data set

The Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program is a 5-year program agreed on by the Council of Australian Governments. It aims to reduce the number of people with disability aged less than 65 who live in residential aged care.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care, 2010-11

This report provides information about the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) initiative. The aim of the initiative was to reduce the number of individuals with a disability in aged care. The data suggest that the project was useful in providing support.

Younger people with disability in residential aged care: update from the 2009-10 Minimum Data Set

This report presents data from the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program during its first four years of operation to 2009-10.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...