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

Christine, Bigby, Brian K, Cooper, Kate, Reid

Published Literature

2012

Melbourne’s Kew Residential Services (KRS), formerly known as Kew Cottages, was the oldest and largest institution for people with intellectual disabilities in Australia. Since the 1960s resident numbers declined slowly from a high of 950 to 330 in January 2005. The downsizing and the final commitment to close KRS, made in 2000, reflects the shift in government policy from the congregation and segregation of people with an intellectual disability to deinstitutionalisation and its embedded visions of equal rights and social inclusion.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Disability Services Division, Victorian Government Department of Human Services

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Social relationships

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