Thursday, September 19, 2019

Housing

News and opinion on housing for people with disability.

Collaboration addresses need for sustainable and Innovative Disability housing

An example of an innovative disability housing solution that provides a sustainable and affordable housing solution.

Proposed focus areas on the NDIS by Australian Human Rights Commission

A discussion paper has been released by the Australian Human Rights Commission stating the areas of focus by the Commissioner for the NDIS.

Government announces plans to bring in access laws for disabled tenants

The government has finally agreed to bring into force long-awaited laws that will impose a duty on landlords to allow disabled tenants to make access improvements to the hallways, staircases and entrances of residential properties.

Young woman evicted from care home while critically ill in hospital

Her case highlights once again the drastic shortage of accessible housing across the country. Disabled people have been left “demoralised and frustrated” by the housing system and faced a “chronic shortage” of accessible homes.

Younger People with Very High & Complex Care Needs Conference

Conference regarding care, housing and support for younger people with severe disabilities 14-15 June in Melbourne

NDIS needs the market to help make up at least 60%...

Funding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to support 28,000 people, 6% of all NDIS participants.

Disability and independence: creating an accessible bathroom

Independent Living UK looks at developments in bathroom and toilet technology that enable you to make your bathroom fully accessible and give you independence

Forced cohabitation Under NDIS is not “companionship” or “inclusion”

Details of some very worrying cases under the NDIS where disabled participants are being forced to live together when they haven't chosen that option and don't know each other.

The horror story of demand driving supply in a failed housing...

The Productivity Commission recommends moving toward a single system of financial assistance that can be accessed regardless of the type of housing a person chooses to live in.

The importance of home For Disabled People Under the NDIS

Discussion of housing options under the NDIS for people with disabilities.

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