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Experiences of Western Australians with disability finding a home

Accessing a home report 2020
Social housing Housing for people with disability Affordable housing Socio-economic disadvantage People with disability Western Australia

This report on the barriers people with disability face when seeking a safe, accessible, affordable and secure home concludes that people with disability in Western Australia have poorer experiences and outcomes when accessing a home than the general population and struggle to find suitable homes in the community of their choice.

The report makes a series of recommendations to improve these experiences and widen housing options for people with disability.

The report’s recommendations call for:

  • A service to provide information, advice and assistance on housing options in WA directly to people with disability and their families;
  • Further State Government investment in social housing for people with disabilities;
  • The development of a needs-based housing register;
  • Simplification of processes around housing support within the NDIS; and
  • The inclusion of mandatory accessibility requirements in the National Construction Code for all residential buildings.
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