‘Holding cell’: Melbourne family with disabled son stuck in ‘transitional’ housing for a decade

When Rosalie Dow moved into transitional housing in Melbourne with her two young children in 2013, she thought it would only be for a few months.

Dow’s son, Mayer, was two, and showing signs of what would soon be diagnosed as Coffin-Lowry syndrome, a rare and often debilitating genetic condition with complications including intellectual disability, seizures, hearing impairment, sensory and behavioural issues, and an inability to walk.

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Case study, Housing

Stephanie Convery

The Guardian

Date published:
Sat 28th Jan, 2023