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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.

"Well hang on, that’s sort of not right" : family and staff perspectives on 'Cultures of Respect' in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability.

This study explored how families of adults with intellectual disability who use supported accommodation services and staff understand the concepts of rights, respect, dignity and abuse, and what they look like in practice.

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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