Reforms to improve Specialist Disability Accommodation services in the NDIS have been welcomed by disability groups, who say it will allow people with disability more choice and control over their accommodation options.
Disability and housing groups have come together to call for a significant investment in disability housing to make sure that all people with disability live in homes that are safe, affordable and accessible.
A 76-year-old woman with physical disabilities forced to ask strangers on the street to help her open the door to her Travancore building has won a significant legal case in which two owners corporations were ordered to pay her $10,000 and install automated doors and ramps in the building.
The Melbourne Disability Institute and the Brotherhood of St Laurence are co-funding a research project on the different housing pathways available for people with disabilities.
New research from leading consumer and tenancy groups has found that 16% of people with disabilities who rent have been served a no-grounds eviction compared to 9% of other Australians.
If you are a person wanting 24 hour support for personal care, mobility support, health and well-being, and a vastly improved living situation, you would certainly care which came first- the SIL quote or having SIL in your Plan?
A disability pensioner has been saved from homelessness after the Supreme Court overturned a court order for him to vacate his Housing Tasmania unit.
This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers that need to be addressed to provide more and better housing and more and better services for people with lived experience with mental ill health.
A report by Choice, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) examined the consumer experience of renting in Australia, and found renters with disability faced a range of barriers that prevented them getting into or staying securely in rental accommodation.
Experts believe a new platform helping people with disability find a home could become the Airbnb of accessible housing.
“The argument for mandating at the Livable Housing Design gold level (Option 3) is compelling.”
Closing date: November 30, 2018
This clip is the presentation at the ABCB’s National Consultation Forums on Accessible Housing.
Since becoming the primary carer for his disabled brother Cameron, Shannon Dore has come to realise that sourcing assistance from disability services in regional areas is a lot more difficult than it ought to be.
Glenhaven Estate, Sale, has become home to a world leader in disabled care, after an innovative housing project focusing on enablement, rather than disability, was unveiled recently. The revolutionary Freedom Housing project gives people with disabilities or those who need aged care the opportunity to live in a conventional residence with their families, but still access in-house professional care. Four private homes are linked by a communal ‘key’, which stations home carers who can provide on-request care around the clock.
The Housing Hub is a new way for people with disability to find suitable housing. The Housing Hub advertises vacancies for all types of housing that may be relevant to people who have disability – specialist disability accommodation (SDA), disability-friendly private rentals, supported residential services (SRS) and more.