People with disabilities--Housing

Journal article

16 Jun 2017

The close relationship between housing and health has been well documented in New Zealand but is of particular concern for the disabled population. A 2013 survey identified that almost one-quarter (24%) of New Zealanders have a disability, and physical disabilities are projected to increase most...

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Discussion paper

14 Mar 2017

This discussion paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century.

It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s Linkage...

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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Commentary

Article

10 Feb 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to...

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Commentary

Article

03 May 2016

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released a Specialist Disability Accommodation Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments. This is the NDIA’s strategy to increase the long-term supply of housing for...

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Discussion paper

01 Apr 2016

Following national consultation on the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Pricing and Payments framework, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the SDA Position Paper on Draft Pricing and Payments. The paper is designed to provide advice to the market and to give...

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Discussion paper

29 Feb 2016

This project examines access to appropriate housing for Indigenous people with a disability living in stage one areas of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The condition and location of housing and the availability and suitability of...

Briefing paper

06 Jan 2016

Recent reforms in the disability sector through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will allocate funding to individuals who will be able to exercise greater control over its use. More people with disabilities will be able to access support to move from congregate care, group homes,...

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Research report

21 Dec 2015

A fundamental goal of the NDIS is to maximise participants’ choice and control over which support services they receive, who they receive it from and where it is delivered. The increase in overall funding for disability services, alongside the individualisation of funding—no longer tied to a...

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Research report

23 Nov 2015

There has been considerable innovation in social policy in many developed countries since the mid-1990s, with a move towards more individualised packages of support for people who require assistance due to older age, disabilities, health issues and a range of other vulnerabilities. The aims of...

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Research report

06 Nov 2015

The development of this report was initiated by the Summer Foundation, in conjunction with the Abbotsford Housing Demonstration Project collaborating agencies – Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL), Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Residential Independence Pty Ltd (RIPL) and annecto, the...

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Research report

15 Oct 2015

There is a growing interest in social investment in Australia, where investors see a positive social benefit as well as a financial return. Government and philanthropy alone do not have the resources to build the number of housing and support options needed to resolve the issues of young people...

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Research report

07 Oct 2015

One of the reasons young people remain living in residential aged care facilities is that there are limited suitable housing options for them. While the recent introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means that people can get funding for support and equipment, without...

Research report

26 Aug 2015

Recent reforms in the disability sector through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will allocate funding to individuals who will be able to exercise greater control over its use. More people with disabilities will be able to access support to move from congregate care, group homes,...

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Research report

17 Aug 2015

Individual packages give funding to a person with disability to live how they choose.
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW to design an evaluation framework and collect...

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Research report

17 Aug 2015

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia to design an evaluation framework and collect data for the accommodation support and funding models...

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Journal article

29 Apr 2015

While de-institutionalisation set out with the laudable aim to improve the quality of life of people with disability, the untethering of accommodation from support services has in some cases led to less than desirable outcomes. Poor regulation of for-profit boarding houses licensed to care for...

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Guide

21 Feb 2015

High hopes for the NDIS are that people with disability will be able to live as independently as they choose, with the housing of their choice, and with the paid support that suits their preferences and life goals. Research conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre for the NSW government...

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Evaluation

28 Jan 2015

In 2010, the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design (National Dialogue) representing government, housing industry and community sectors identified the need to improve the provision of accessible and well-designed housing with choice for people with disability about where they live (...

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Research report

31 Jul 2014

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This technical report details the processes undertaken to estimate the prevalence of parents with intellectual disability in the Australian population, their characteristics and living circumstance based on analysis of data available from Australian...

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