Accommodating adults with intellectual disabilities and high support needs in Individual Supported Living arrangements
This research examines Individual Supported Living (ISL) arrangements, which have been developed to provide appropriate and preferred homes for persons with intellectual disabilities and high support needs.
This report includes the results of the Housing Hub's second annual SDA Provider Experience Survey. In total, 28 providers completed the survey.
Report on public hearing 14: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (South Australia)
This report considers the evidence given by witnesses during its fourteenth Public hearing, held in Adelaide from 7 to 11 June 2021.
Improving the pathway from hospital to the community is the key to reducing the number of younger Australians stuck in hospital and/or discharged to residential aged care (RAC). This report presents preliminary findings from three studies initiated to explore and identify barriers, challenges and facilitators...
In order to understand and engage with the SDA decision-making and appeals process, the Housing Hub and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre commenced a collaborative project in mid-2021, providing legal help to participants seeking reviews of NDIA decisions about SDA funding at the Administrative Appeals...
This research summary finds that SDA improves the lives of NDIS participants and may reduce support costs.
The purpose of this research is to assess the change in individual outcomes for people with disability and complex needs after moving into newly built, individualised apartments in the community.
This policy position statement maintains that: The costs of Supported Independent Living (SIL) are an outsized contributor to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS, Scheme) budget growth. This is impacting Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) determinations made by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA, Agency). The cost...
Report on public hearing 13: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (a case study)
Public hearing 13 examined the experiences of a group of people with disability living in disability residential accommodation in western Sydney provided by a non-government disability services provider, Sunnyfield Disability Services.
This survey report explores the participation of community housing providers (CHPs) in the disability housing market, to understand the challenges, barriers and opportunities for CHPs who are providing housing to NDIS participants that are funded for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).
This submission is a response to the Australian Department of Health's aged care reform 2021 consultation paper and advocates for an accommodation framework that encourages innovation, consumer choice and control, and facilitates a variety of accommodation models responsive to consumer preferences.
Commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency, the aim of this review was to understand the interventions and strategies that are being used to help people transition out of institutional care into more individualised home and living options.
This is the first in Yooralla's 'Insights into Practice' series, which provide plain language summaries of key topics in disability support. The complementary roles of teamwork among employees and culture at the home are described.
This survey report offers insights into the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) pipeline across Australia in 2021, and combines the survey results with the data published by the NDIA to provide the market with an estimate of forthcoming supply. This report also provides insights into the...
This factsheet presents highlights from the latest AIHW GEN Aged care data resource page: Younger people in residential aged care.
This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
Anecdotal evidence provided to the Housing Hub suggests that many Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers are under significant financial pressure, due to ongoing uncertainties in the market, as well as challenges in dealing with the NDIA. This report provides the findings of a 2021 survey...
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...
This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
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.