Effective Personalised Housing Support for People with Disabilities - Case Study Analysis


Date Published: 2010
Fisher, Karen R
Purcal, Christiane

International policy trends favour personalised approaches to housing support for people with disabilities. Previous research is inconclusive about whether these approaches are effective compared to group home support in the way they use government resources and benefit clients, partly because it does not usually consider the experiences of people who use the support. In this research we compared six new, innovative case studies of personalised housing support to previous research about group home support. We included qualitative data about client experiences, in particular regarding social networks, decision making, community service use and participation in domestic tasks. We found that client outcomes were positive in all four categories, while the financial costs to clients and government were similar to group home support. The results offer evidence that current, personalised approaches to housing support can be an effective policy option that allows people with disabilities to make choices about how to live and participate in their communities, without increasing the cost to government.

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Volume: 
45
Issue: 
4
Pagination: 
527-542
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
ISSN: 
0157-6321
Document Number: 
763337914683039
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