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

Boarding houses provide low-cost accommodation to some of the most marginal and disadvantaged members of our community.

Living circumstances of children and adults with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in the united states, canada, england and wales, and australia

The purpose of this article was to collate evidence to describe where people with mental retardation or developmental disabilities live in five developed countries: United States, Canada, England, Wales, and Australia.

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.

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.

Movement on Shifting Sands: Deinstitutionalisation and People with Intellectual Disability in Australia, 1974–2014

This article reviews four decades of deinstitutionalisation policies in three Australian states, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Moving from aged care facilities to community-based accommodation: Outcomes and environmental factors

This study explored the transition experiences of young men with brain injury who had lived in aged care facilities and moved into community-based settings. The young men reported positive transition experiences including increased independence, improved well-being and a sense of social inclusion.

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.

Promoting health and home safety for children of parents with intellectual disability: a randomized controlled trial

The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a home-based intervention targeted to parents with intellectual disability to promote child health and home safety in the preschool years.

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