The choice agenda in the Australian supported housing context: a timely reflection

Courtney J. Wright, Heidi Muenchberger, Jennifer A. Whitty

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Abstract

The last 30 years has seen significant developments in the Australian housing sector for people with disabilities. Despite much change in the sector, and advancements in disability services, the range of current supported housing options for younger Australian adults with a neurological disability remains vastly under-developed. This is despite a widely accepted and endorsed recognition that, as is the general population, people with all forms of disability have a right to housing of their choice. This paper presents a timely critique of the key actions made by the Australian disability and housing sectors and subsequently proposes a more informed approach to supported housing design and development: one that is based on a comprehensive understanding of consumer housing priorities and preferences, and is conducive to a person’s biopsychosocial health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)834-848
Number of pages15
JournalDisability & Society
Volume30
Issue number6
Early online date2 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • housing policy
  • housing design
  • housing choice
  • physical disability
  • cognitive disability

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