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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 Five‐Country Comparative Review of Accommodation Support Policies for Older People With Intellectual Disability

This article compares the development and implementation of accommodation support policies for people aging with intellectual disabilities in five liberal welfare states.

A place I can proudly call home

This report summarises the information drawn from more than 650 people with disability, their families and carers who shared their housing stories, detailing the challenges they face with inadequate housing now, and their fears for the future.

A special court for special cases

This report discusses the context of the Special Circumstances Court established in Brisbane for defendants experiencing homelessness. It also presents the views of defendants and professionals about the effectiveness of the Court.

A survey of people with intellectual disabilities living in residential aged care facilities in Victoria

This study describes the distribution and characteristics of people with ID in residential aged care in Victoria, provides insights into the pathways they take into aged care, and gives some indications of how facilities adapt to their needs.

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 paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of Active Support in Australia. It shows that there was significantly greater participation in a wider variety of domestic activities, as well as more frequent and varied community participation.

Census

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

Competencies of front-line managers in supported accommodation: Issues for practice and future research

This paper examines the core competencies required to be a front-line manager of supported accommodation for people with intellectual disability in Victoria, Australia.

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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...