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Culture in Better Group Homes for People With Intellectual Disability at Severe Levels

In depth qualitative case studies were conducted in 3 well performing group homes using participant observation and interviews. The insights from this study provide knowledge to guide service development and evaluation.

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability. It showed that level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants.

Effectiveness of Supported Living in Relation to Shared Accommodation

Executive Summary;The Disability Policy and Research Working Group commissioned the UNSW Consortium to research the effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation to improve...

Factors influencing the use and provision of respite care services for older families of people with a severe mental illness

This article seeks to explore the use and provision of respite care services for family carers of people with a severe mental illness.

Financing housing for NDIS participants

This report provides recommendations for the NDIA that the Summer Foundation believes will enable housing providers to access finance adequate to address the enormous unmet capital needs of young people in residential aged care.

For better or worse: how have people with intellectual disabilities fared in a whole of disabilities framework?

This article explores the impact of a “whole of disability” service framework on the provision of services to people with intellectual disability, with a particular focus on the provision of accommodation support services to people with intellectual disability in Western Australia.

Gatekeepers to home and community care services: the link between client characteristics and source of referral

The aim of this study was to identify characteristics associated with the likelihood of a client receiving a referral to the Home and Community Care (HACC) program from various sources. Data were...

Homeless SAAP clients with a disability 2002-03

This report compares 'disability' and 'non-disability' client groups to examine their characteristics and needs and the ability of SAAP to support homeless people with disabilities.

Homeless SAAP clients with a disability 2002-03

This bulletin provides an overview of assistance given to people with a disability by the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), the major response by the Australian Government and state and territory governments to resolve and prevent homelessness.

Housing and care for younger and older adults with disabilities final report

This paper outlines research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute: Sydney Research Centre, which examines the relationships between housing and care for younger and older adults with disabilities.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...