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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

People under 60 living in aged care facilities in Victoria

This paper presents survey findings relating to younger men in aged care facilities. The study focused on their occupational participation and social and recreational activities. It found that younger men's participation in these activities was relatively low.

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.

Review of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program Final Report

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers Program.

Stancliffe, R. J. (2002). Provision of residential services for people with intellectual disability in Australia: An international comparison

This paper analyses data on residential services for people with intellectual disability in Australia. It emphasises the need to increase residential service provisions.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...