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.
Over the last few months, I have witnessed an alarming number of problematic and, frankly, confusing responses from the NDIA to submitted Housing Solutions reports.
August 2018, the Victorian Government announced it will transfer government operated disability accommodation (also known as Supported Independent Living) and respite (Short Term Accommodation and Assistance) services to five not-for-profit providers.
The Bill creates a special section in the State’s Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) for SDA residencies. This means that from 1 July 2019, all tenancies in the state are covered by the same legislation. The changes will be relevant to all SDA residents, whether they are funded through the NDIS or the Commonwealth’s Continuity of Support Program.
When Nicole Lee’s husband was removed from her home after she disclosed a decade of abuse to hospital staff following a suicide attempt, it took her eight weeks to get a shower.
Australian Network of Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) conducted The Livable Housing Design Survey, and found that 70% of participants supported regulation. Over 50% of the participants called for an education and awareness strategy to accompany regulation so that everyone understood its purpose and relevance.