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Housing and the built environment

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.

Individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with intellectual disability

This study identified individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with an intellectual disability. Results showed that daily life skills were an important factor determining life circumstances.

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.

Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability

This study seeks to identify the barriers and the success factors that enable people with disability with individualised funding packages to move into housing which suits their preferences and needs.

Patterns of home and community care service delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse residents of rural Victoria

This paper described patterns of the utilisation of home and community care by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and Australian-born residents of rural Victoria. Data showed disadvantage experienced by residents born overseas and those from CALD backgrounds.

Person-Centred Approaches to Private Housing for People with Disability: Impediments, Difficulties and Opportunities

This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by the Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG) to explore the barriers and obstacles impeding a person-centered approach to planning and private housing for people with disability.

Physical activity levels of individuals living in a group home

This paper reports on the physical activity patterns of six adults living in a group home. While some met the Australian guidelines for physical activity participation, others did not. Walking to local trasnport was a common means of increasing physical activity participation.

Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential aged care

This study examined perceptions held by family members, group home staff and organisational managers about the future of older residents and the decisions made that a move to residential aged care was necessary.

Reasonable accommodation of university students wth disabilities

University students with disabilities have a right to safe and reasonable accommodation. This article examines the scope and meaning of the concept of reasonable accommodation concerning case law.

Staff behaviour and resident engagement before and after active support training

This paper identified the factors associated with greater increases in resident engagement that has the potential to enhance the effectiveness of active support (AS). The amount of staff help, its effectiveness, and use of praise by staff were identified as key factors. .

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