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Housing and the built environment

Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

This project examines access to appropriate housing for Indigenous people with a disability living in stage one areas of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

How frontline staff manage paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability: Implications for practice

The aim of this study was to explore how frontline staff use paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability and identify practice implications.

Implementing person-centred approaches to private housing for people with disability: Impediments and difficulties

This report reviews a selected person-centred approach to securing private housing for people with disability.

Improving Quality of Life Outcomes in Supported Accommodation for People with Intellectual Disability: What Makes a Difference?

This research is a realist review of the literature that addresses variables influencing quality of life outcomes in supported accommodation, and review the strength of supporting evidence for these.

It's No Palace; Boarding houses: the sector, its clientele and its future

This paper located and profiled the existing stock of boarding houses in metropolitan Adelaide; profiled the residents; sought their views on their accommodation; and made some assessments of the future viability of the sector and the appropriateness of facilities.

Labour market impacts from disability onset

This paper investigates how the onset of disability affects employment among working age people. Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, it examines...

Leaving a licensed boarding house: transcending trans-institutionalisation with person-centred transitions

While de-institutionalisation set out with the laudable aim to improve the quality of life of people with disability, the untethering of accommodation from support services has in some cases led...

Listening to families' views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

Little attempt has been made in Australia to examine families’ perspectives on institutionalization and deinstitutionalisation. This study examines families’ perspectives and attitudes about...

Listening to families’ views regarding institutionalization & deinstitutionalization

This paper examines families' perspectives on institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation in Australia. Families opposed deinstitutionalisation because they though it would negatively affect them and their relatives with intellectual disabilities.

Mid-term review, younger people in Residential Aded Care (YPIRAC) program

This report analyses the targets, performance and key issues associated with a residential aged care programme. The review found that the programme had positive impacts on young men with a disability.

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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...