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Factors that affect the perceived health of adults with intellectual disability: A Western Australian study

Background Adults with intellectual disability (ID) experience poorer overall health than the wider population. Identification of personal, support service and lifestyle factors affecting health...

Families with a young child with a disability

This article examines the characteristics of families with at least one young child with a disability and the effect the caring role has on relationships.

Financial turning points and transitions for people with multiple sclerosis: Towards sustainable employment outcomes

This study explored the experiences of financial transitions that people with multiple sclerosis pass through during their lives. It offers suggestions regarding improving their employment opportunities and financial futures.

From punishment to protection: Containing and controlling the lives of people with disabilities in human rights

In the last decade, criminology has begun to raise concerns about people with disabilities’ problematic relationship with criminal justice systems. Yet we have ignored their problematic...

Governing freedom through risk: Locating the group home in the archipelago of confinement and control

This article seeks to enhance criminology’s understanding of the disability group home as a targeted site for confining and regulating disabled bodies. In particular, it seeks to extend...

Health and functional capacity -- Capturing capability limitations in measures of health

This paper explores which measures of health accurately reflect the functional capabilities of individuals – that is, in what measures of health do those classified as having poorer health actually have poorer functional outcomes.

Housing for Young People in Nursing Homes: A Report from a Social Finance Think Tank

This report highlights a range of financing strategies that may be used to develop the scale of housing required to solve the issue of young people in nursing homes in Australia.

Housing tenure and affordability and mental health following disability acquisition in adulthood

Acquiring a disability in adulthood is associated with a reduction in mental health and access to secure and affordable housing is associated with better mental health. We hypothesised that the...

How social work can contribute in the shift to personalised, recovery-oriented psycho-social disability support services

This paper presents the findings from an Australian study in which forty-one people, who self-identified as having a psycho-social disability as a result of mental health problems, spoke about...

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