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Housing priorities of persons with a spinal cord injury and their household members

This study aimed to identify the housing priorities of families living with persons with a spinal cord injury.

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.

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.

Is there a role for adult protection services in the lives of young people with disabilities transitioning from out-of-home care?

Many care leavers with disabilities face difficulties as they transition from out-of-home care (OoHC), and suffer multiple, ongoing forms of disadvantage after they leave care. This paper is drawn...

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...

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.

Making Life Good in the Community. Measures of resident outcomes and staff perceptions of the move from an institution

This report presents findings from a large-scale outcome survey which provides insight to the impact of de-institutionalisation to people with an intellectual disability, who were former residents of Kew Residential Services.

Managers’ views of skilled support

Managers of supported accommodation services were interviewed to explore service aims and the nature of, and challenges in providing, skilled support.

Measuring the impact of housing on people with schizophrenia

This research project provides an in-depth examination of people with schizophrenia and the impact of living in their own home compared to living in a boarding house.

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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