Patterns of group home culture in organisations supporting people with intellectual disabilities: a cross-sectional study
Organisational culture in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities has been identified as an influence on service delivery and staff behaviour. The aim of this research was to examine patterns of culture across group homes in disability organisations.
This paper discusses housing challenges facing people with disabilities in OECD and European Union countries, and policy supports to make housing more affordable, accessible and adapted to their needs.
The outcomes of individualized housing for people with disability and complex needs: a scoping review
This article argues that a more substantial evidence base regarding individualised housing outcomes, in particular long-term outcomes, and outcomes for people with an acquired disability, is required.
Thousands of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) dwellings are needed to meet Australia’s accessible housing needs. The Summer Foundation established the SDA Investor Think Tank in early 2021 in response to uncertainties in the market. Its purpose was to inform and support active and appropriate market...
Moving into new housing designed for people with disability: evaluation of tenant outcomes - interim report
The preliminary findings presented in this interim report examine the tenant outcomes of people with disability moving into Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funded apartments, with appropriate technology, support, design and location.
"I'm too scared to come out of my room": preventing and responding to violence and abuse between co-residents in group homes
This report, informed by the lived experience of residents of disability group homes, makes recommendations to tackle how those systems should be adapted to protect people with disability from their co-residents.
By investigating service user experiences of supported living this study aimed to identify how the potential of supported living might be better realised.
A priority of Australia’s National Disability Strategy is building inclusive and accessible communities, with a focus on housing responses. This research provides directions for design and delivery of housing and support for people with disability and resulting high needs.
Person-centred approaches to private housing for people with disability: impediments, difficulties and opportunities
This Final Report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by the Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG) to explore the barriers and obstacles impeding a person-centred approach to planning and private housing for people with disability. More specifically, the research aimed to...