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Deinstitutionalisation and housing futures: final report

Bostock, Lisa, Gleeson, Brendan, McPherson, Ailsa, Pang, Lillian,

Published Literature

2001

The research examines the housing futures of people with intellectual disabilities who have been, or will be, deinstitutionalised. The report reviews and describes the recent housing outcomes from deinstitutionalisation in

Australia, drawing upon evidence documented in Australia and other relevant

policy contexts, and noting any differences between State/Territory experiences.

The report concludes that much more demanding accommodation support scenario seems to be settling

upon Australia, driven both by demands for individual customised service provision

and by parallel demands from some interests for ‘sheltered villages’ or centre-based

care. At the same time, social housing clients in Australia have increasing complex support

needs. The development of coordinated responses to address the diversification of

the client base and the need for individualised support are the main challenges for

housing and disability services over the next 10 years.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment

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