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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.

Towards a holistic home modification process: 3 case studies

The goal of the study was to identify potential improvements to

home modification processes for with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Transient Aboriginal HACC Client Research Project - Final Report

The major aim of the project was to “research the prevalence and access to Home and Community Care (HACC)

services by Aboriginal people who are living temporarily in the Hunter and Central Coast


Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland

This paper uses archival data to investigate the outcomes for people with schizophrenia discharged to two types of accommodation.The types of accommodation chosen are the person's own home and for-profit boarding house.

Unpacking barriers to quality care for Deaf people in residential aged care facilities

Residential aged care providers often face difficulties in meeting the needs of residents with a lifelong disability. In this article, I explore these issues from the perspective of signing Deaf...

Use of equipment and respite services and caregiver health among Australian families living with Rett syndrome

This study identified factors contributing to equipment and respite services use among Australian families caring for a girl/woman with Rett syndrome. Mothers' education and mobility influenced the use of resources and home 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.

Young people in aged care: progress of the current national program

This study sought to examine the progress and effect of an aged care program on the reduction of young people in residential aged care. Although progress was slow, the program helped to improve the lives of young people. The study highlights the challenges of achieving a long-term reduction.

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