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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...

The state of residential care for people with mental illness; insights from an audit of the screening tool for entry to licensed residential facilities

This paper describes the medical and psychiatric profile of people assessed with the ‘Screening Tool for Entry to Licensed Residential Centres’ (Boarding House Screening Tool) and examines the impact on their accommodation and the screening process.

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.

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...

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

This article explores barriers to quality care for deaf people living in aged care facilities. Service providers were interviewed. The paper suggests some ways of improving current practices that might benefit Australian deaf people.

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.

Younger People with Disability In Residential Aged Care Program: final report on the 2007-08 Minimum Data Set

This report summarises the characteristics of people who were 'on the books' during 2007-08 and the Younger People With Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) services they received.

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