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Research Summary

The positive impact of Specialist Disability Accommodation: research summary

Supported accommodation Housing for people with disability Australia

La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation are investigating the link between housing and outcomes in the lives of people with disability. A study of the experiences of 15 people who have moved into single-occupant SDA apartments found that compared to their previous housing:

  • 60% had higher overall health
  • 66% had improved wellbeing
  • 73% had greater community integration
  • 21% no longer required overnight support
  • Required 2.4 hours less support per day
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