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‘It's pretty hard with our ones, they can't talk, the more able bodied can participate’: staff attitudes about the applicability of disability policies to people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities

This paper presents findings from two studies which examined staff attitudes and their impact on the outcomes for residents with intellectual disabilities in community-based residential services.

"It's different in the country" supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This paper assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors that are affecting successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.

A Critique of the Concept of Social Exclusion and its Utility for Australian Social Housing Policy

The paper reviews the usefulness of the concept of social exclusion for Australian

social housing policy.

Addressing the housing needs of participants is critical to NDIS success

A policy bulletin based on research carried out at with the AHURI Research Centre, this document identifies the critical factors to meeting housing needs associated with the NDIS.

Australian Implementation and Evaluation of Active Support

This study assessed the effectiveness and viability of implementing Active Support in Australian group homes, by introducing Active Support to five Sydney group homes and evaluating its impact. Results showed some positive effects of the intervention.

Beset by obstacles: A review of Australian policy development to support ageing in place for people with intellectual disability

This paper reviews policy to support the provision of similar opportunities to age in place for people with intellectual disability (ID), and the reasons for its slow development.

Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Census of Population and Housing includes one measure of disability – the need for assistance with core activities.

Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large Residential Centres – Post Implementation Review Summary report

The aim of the PIR is to ensure that lessons are identified to improve the process of the closure of LRCs and the development of new accommodation services for people with disability.

Community and cluster centre residential services for adults with intellectual disability: long-term results from an Australian-matched sample

This paper reports on the relocation of people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Both cluster centre and dispersed community living offer lifestyle and skill development advantages compared with opportunities available in large residential institutions.

Comparing costs and outcomes of supported living with group homes in Australia - Study

This study aimed to investigate the QOL of people with intellectual disability in supported living, identify the cost and configuration of support arrangements, factors associated with good outcomes, and finally compare the QOL of people living in supported living with those in group homes.

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