Institutional care

Residential care
People with disabilities institutional care
Conference paper

Influence of the built environment on patient safety and well-being: a functional perspective

In healthcare facilities, patient safety and well-being are known to be influenced by the built environment (BE). However, mechanisms linking BE to patient safety and wellbeing are not well-understood, which hinders the prevention and mitigation of undesired outcomes.

How far do people move to access aged care?

If people who need care can access that care close to where they live, it can be easier for them to maintain social connection with family and friends, and receive informal support from these people. This paper examines estimates of the drive distance and time...

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: interim report

This interim report sets out what the Royal Commission has done in its first 15 months, the cut-off point being 31 July 2020. The report outlines how people with disability experience attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers to achieving inclusion within Australian society.

Management and operational plan for people with disability

The 'Australian health sector emergency response plan for novel coronavirus' guides the Australian health sector response. This management and operational plan focuses on people with disability.

Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the systemic disadvantage that people with disability face in Australia and around the world. These guidelines are designed to ensure that human rights considerations inform the decisions made by health care and disability workers when supporting people with disability.

Disability support workers: the forgotten workforce during COVID-19

This research report describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.
Discussion paper

Restrictive practices: issues paper

This issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. The Commission wants to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: first progress report

This progress report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, since its establishment was announced in April 2019. It also outlines the Commission’s program for 2020.

Framework to reduce criminalisation of young people in residential care

This framework aims to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate contact of young people in residential care with the criminal justice system. The framework establishes a commitment across state government departments, Victoria Police and residential care service providers.