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Housing and the built environment

Sustainable housing paradigms? The impact of reforms on the social housing sector in South Australia and Northern Ireland

This paper considers the impact of reform on the social housing sectors in Northern Ireland and South Australia.

Tensions between institutional closure and deinstitutionalisation: what can be learned from Victoria’s institutional redevelopment?

This article draws on findings from two Australian studies of institutional closures to explore tensions in the closure process that occur in applying managerialist principles to the delivery of services and examines how these processes hindered or furthered the aims of deinstitutionalisation.

The influence of service users and NGOs on housing for people with psychiatric disability

This paper reports on a case study which examined mental health service users and carers, public housing tenants and non-government organisations’ (NGO) participation and representation within policy processes.

The needs and experiences of young people with a disability transitioning from out-of-home care: The views of practitioners in Victoria, Australia

Young people transitioning from out-of-home care are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. Those with disabilities have particular and complex needs, and face additional...

Transition to supported community living: An environmental scan and qualitative experiences of TAC clients

This research examines research evidence on independent living transition experiences of people with traumatic brain injury and explores the transition expectations and experiences of Transport Accident Commission clients who have moved into 'Residential

Understanding the use of respite services among informal carers

This paper examines the use of respite services among carers of non-institutionalised individuals aged 15 and over with either a profound or severe disability. Social and cultural factors influenced the use of respite services.

Using technology in supported accommodation

A research project with the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and partners, investigating the extent to which electronic technology is being used by people living with disability in Victorian shared supported accommodation settings.

Welfare to Work in Australia: Disability Income Support, Housing Affordability and Employment Incentives

This paper addresses two questions: ‘What are the housing circumstances of Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients?’ and ‘What are the likely consequences of programme changes aimed at increasing employment participation of DSP recipients?’

What policies and policy processes are needed to ensure that people with psychiatric disabilities have access to appropriate housing?

This paper uses data from a South Australian case study of a period of mental health reform (2000–2005) to answer the question of how different policy networks set agenda and implement policy to ensure that people with psychiatric disabilities have access to appropriate housing.

Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care program: final report on the 2007-08 minimum data set

This report presents information on the people who were provided with support under the YPIRAC program and the services they accessed during the 2007–08 reporting period.

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