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National Council on Independent Living: Washington

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.

Organisation: National Council on Independent Living
Author Link:https://ncil.org/
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, United States of America
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About Community Living

ACL’s creation was rooted in the fundamental idea that people with disabilities or functional limitations of any type, regardless of age, have a common interest in being able to access home and community-based supports and services. And further, that these supports make the difference in ensuring that they can fully participate in all aspects of society, including the option to live at home.

Organisation: Administration for Community Living
Author Link:https://acl.gov/
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, United States of America
Cover art for: The Zero Project Report 2019 on Independent Living and Political Participation

The Zero Project Report 2019 on Independent Living and Political Participation

Published: January 2019

66 Innovative Practices, 10 Innovative Policies, from 41 countries International study on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – “For a World without Barriers”

Authors: Thomas Butcher, Peter Charles, Loic van Cutsem, Zach Dorfman, Micha Fröhlich, Seena Garcia, Michael Fembek, Wilfried Kainz, Seema Mundackal, Paula Reid, Venice Sto.Tomas, Marina Vaughan Spitzy
Organisation: Essl Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 164
Region:International, European Union
Cover art for: Inclusion International Global Report On Article 19 The Right To Live And Be Included In The Community

Inclusion International Global Report On Article 19 The Right To Live And Be Included In The Community

Published: October 2012

Global Report on Article 19: The right to Live and be included in the Community.

Organisation: Inclusion International
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 165
Region:International
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NZ Choice In Community Living Cabinet Paper

This paper asks the Cabinet Social Policy Committee to note decisions taken by the Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Health (Hon Tariana Turia) to demonstrate “Choice in Community Living”, which is an alternative to residential services for people with disabilities.

Organisation: Minister of Health New Zealand
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 9
Region:New Zealand
Cover art for: Meeting Canada’s Obligations to Affordable Housing and Supports for People with Disabilities to Live Independently in the Community: Under Articles 19 and 28

Meeting Canada’s Obligations to Affordable Housing and Supports for People with Disabilities to Live Independently in the Community: Under Articles 19 and 28

Published: May 2017

This submission is about the housing and supports gap facing persons with disabilities in Canada. It responds to the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing`s questionnaire and provides information for her report to the United Nations General Assembly 72nd session on the right to adequate housing of persons with disabilities.

Organisations: Alzheimer Society of Canada, ARCH Disability Law Centre Canadian Association for Community Living Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch Council of Canadians with Disabilities IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society People First of Canada Social Rights Advocacy Centre Wellesley Institute
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 18
Region:International, Canada
Cover art for: Grounding The Right To Live In The Community (CPRD Article 19) In The Capabilities Approach To Social Justice

Grounding The Right To Live In The Community (CPRD Article 19) In The Capabilities Approach To Social Justice

This paper brings to bear the capabilities approach, a normative framework about human well-being, social development and social justice, to this central concern in disability rights, mental health ethics, and international human rights law.

Authors: Emma Wynne Bannistera, Sridhar Venkatapuramb
Organisation: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 8
Region:United Kingdom
Cover art for: The Right Of People With Disabilities To Live Independently And Be Included In The Community

The Right Of People With Disabilities To Live Independently And Be Included In The Community

Published: June 2012

Recognizing the right to live in the community is about enabling people to live their lives to their fullest within society and access the public sphere, including “small places, close to home.”
It is a foundational platform for all other rights: a precondition for anyone to enjoy all their human rights is that they are within and among the community.

Organisation: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 60
Region:European Union
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Disability Rights Now Shadow Report 2019

Published: 2019

Australian Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: UN CRPD Review 2019 In response to the List of issues prior to the submission of the combined second and third periodic reports of Australia.

Organisations: Australian Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) and Disability Advocacy Organisations
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 53
Region:Australia
Cover art for: IAC Report Pathway to Innovative and Contemporary Options of Housing and Support

IAC Report Pathway to Innovative and Contemporary Options of Housing and Support

Published: May 2018

This paper is underpinned by the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as outlined in the Objects of the NDIS Act. Article 19 of the UNCRPD – Living independently and being included in the community – outlines the most pertinent requirement in relation to housing and support; enabling NDIS participants the opportunity to choose where they live, with whom they live and have access to a range of in-home, residential and other services to support living and inclusion in the community.

Organisation: Independent Advisory Council
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 32
Region:Australia
Cover art for: What is Article 12 and Legal Capacity?

What is Article 12 and Legal Capacity?

Published: June 2016

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is a binding United Nations human rights treaty for persons with disabilities – Signed and ratified by almost all EU Member States and the EU itself. Article 12. of the UNCRPD wants to ensure that every person with disabilities including people with psychosocial disabilities may enjoy equal recognition before the law which requires legal capacity. This short animated video seeks to explain what legal capacity is all about and recalls that everyone has the inherent right to make their own choices including people with psychosocial disabilities.

Organisation: Mental Health Europe (MHE)
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:International
Cover art for: What is Article 19 and Independent Living?

What is Article 19 and Independent Living?

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is a binding United Nations human rights treaty for persons with disabilities. This short-animated video seeks to explain what Art 19 and independent living means for all people with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disabilities.

Format: internet (web)
Region:International
Cover art for: The Right to Legal Capacity Under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Key Concepts

The Right to Legal Capacity Under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Key Concepts

This paper is written with people with intellectual disabilities in mind, but the questions, analysis and approach may be more widely applicable to other groups as well. The aim is to examine theories of ‘personhood’ for the criteria they provide for founding and recognizing the right to legal capacity. The paper examines how current criteria of personhood and legal capacity systematically discriminate against people with intellectual disabilities in recognition and enjoyment of their legal capacity. It draws on more recent conceptions of personhood from moral and political philosophy to suggest
directions for law reform that could be taken to address this barrier in law, policy and practice.

Author: Michael Bach
Organisation: Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society IRIS
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 24
Region:International, Canada
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NACBO: Meaning Of Home Submission

Published: June 2020

The National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO) is a national network of not-for profit, values-based, capacity building organisations. This document is NABCO’s  submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We define the meaning of home and what we consider to be best practice in home and community living. We list what each sector can do; people with disability themselves, families, allies, services, or government. We then consider how best practice for a few can become accepted practice for many. We offer three take-home messages from our work and offer four recommendations for government action. Finally, we share twenty-three stories which illustrate that people with disability can have a home of their own, establish networks of family and friends and contribute to a community where they belong.

Organisation: National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 30
Region:Australia
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Union of Equality: Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disability 2021-2030

Published: March 2021

With this Strategy, the Commission aims to deliver further significant improvements to all areas of the lives of persons with disabilities within the EU and beyond. Over the coming decade, this Strategy will support both Member States and EU institutions in their endeavour to implement the UNCRPD. Accomplishing the initiatives envisaged in this strategy will contribute to reducing discrimination, inequalities and supporting persons with disabilities to fully enjoy their human rights, fundamental freedoms and EU rights on an equal basis with others, by 2030, to maximize their independence, participation and decent living conditions.

Organisation: European Commission
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 33
Region:International, European Union
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EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030

Published: May 2021

The European Commission adopted the European Disability Strategy, entitled “Union of Equality: Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021 – 2030” in March. The aim of the strategy is to tackle the challenges disabled people face, at the EU and Member State level, and to ensure that disabled people: enjoy their human rights, have equal opportunities, have equal access to participate in society and economy, are able to decide where, how and with whom they live, can more freely in the EU regardless of their support needs, and no longer experience discrimination.

Organisation: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)
Author Link:https://enil.eu/
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 13
Region:European Union
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WWDA Response To Group Homes Issues Paper

Published: July 2020

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)  submission in response to the Royal Commission’s Group Homes Issues Paper. In the context of living arrangements for people with disability, including group homes, the Royal Commission should recognise article 19, Living independently and being included in the community, as wide-ranging and all-encompassing of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) , and as critical to the prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Author: Therese Sands: for and on behalf of Women with Disabilities Australia
Organisation: Women with Disabilities Australia
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Australia
Cover art for: The Struggle to Ensure all People with Disabilities can Live In a Home of Their Own

The Struggle to Ensure all People with Disabilities can Live In a Home of Their Own

Published: July 2019

The video features a panel discussion convened by Open Society Foundations. Following years of litigation, a landmark settlement in the Brooklyn federal court affirmed the right to live in and be included in the community. This gave more than 4,000 people with disabilities the opportunity to move out of group homes and into their own apartments. While exposing gaps in the support people received for their moves into the community, the film also raises important questions: Can we deconstruct the implicit notion that some individuals with disabilities should not be in charge of their own lives? How can we better provide support—as distinct from control or protection—for formerly institutionalized members of our communities? Should people have to choose between the dignity of choice and freedom, and the dignity of physical safety?

 

 

Organisation: Open Society Foundations
Format: internet (web)
Region:United States of America
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Independent Living

Published: July 2018

All people have a right to independent living under Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This article recognises: “the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community”.

Organisation: Inclusion Europe
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 5
Region:International, European Union
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Deinstitutionalisation: Concluding observations on the initial report of France

Published: August 2021

France was reviewed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Committee) in August 2021. The Committee notes the lack of arrangements for independent living and indvidualised support for disabled people.

Author: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Organisation: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 19
Region:International, European Union
Cover art for: From Institutions to Community  Living for Persons with Disabilities:  Perspectives From the Ground

From Institutions to Community Living for Persons with Disabilities: Perspectives From the Ground

Published: July 2018

This report aims to support ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between the promise of law and policy, and the reality on the ground. The exclusion and isolation stemming from institutionalisation of persons with disabilities has prompted a recognition of the need to ensure that people with disabilities can live in the community on an equal basis with others.

Organisation: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 90
Region:International, European Union
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Young Adults: Long Term Care Facilities

Published: November 2021

Victoria Levack is one of 87 Nova Scotians between the ages of 30 and 49 who live in long-term care facilities. Some are hoping the outcry over long-term care facilities will bolster enthusiasm for government funding programs that make living at home a viable option. In a landmark decision issued on October 6th 2021, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal said the provincial government’s failure to offer people with disabilities “meaningful” access to housing and care is demonstrated by long wait lists. The human rights decision also concluded that there wasn’t wider discrimination regarding how housing and supports were provided by the state to people with disabilities.

Author: Meagan Gillmore
Organisation: Broadview Magazine
Format: internet (web)
Region:Canada
Cover art for: Federal Pre Budget Submission – A Place to Call Home

Federal Pre Budget Submission – A Place to Call Home

Published: January 2019

This pre-budget submission outlines a range of innovative ways that this housing crisis for people with disability can be solved now by the Federal Government. Many people with disability struggle to find a place to call home and there are a range of issues that make the housing market out of reach. The submission has been developed with input from the Summer Foundation, the Australian Network for Universal Design and National Shelter.

Organisation: People With Disability Australia (PWDA)
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 12
Region:Australia
Cover art for: There’s No Place Like Home: The right to live in the community for people with disabilities,under International Law and the domestic laws of the United States and Israel

There’s No Place Like Home: The right to live in the community for people with disabilities,under International Law and the domestic laws of the United States and Israel

Published: June 2012

This article explores the developing ‘right to live in the community’ for people with disabilities under international law and the domestic laws of two countries: the United States and Israel.

Author: Arlene S. Kanter
Organisation: Israel Law Review
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 51
Region:International, United States of America
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From Institutions to Community Living

Published: June 2017

“Recognizing the right to live in the community is about enabling people to live their lives to their fullest within society. It is a foundational platform for all other rights: a precondition for anyone to enjoy all their human rights is that they are within and among the community.” This report is one of a series of three reports looking at different aspects of deinstitutionalisation and independent living for persons with disabilities.

Organisation: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 27
Region:European Union
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Guidance on Community Mental Health Services

Published: July 2021

Countries who have ratified the Convention of the Rights of Persons with disabilities (CRPD)  have an obligation to create the conditions for an active civil society which engages in policy making and advocates for the full participation of people with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities and their organizations, as a movement to be listened to and reckoned with. Government respect and support of movements of people with lived experience creates an environment which allows people to have a stronger voice to demand that their rights and interests are respected. This publication promotes good practice and  person-centred, rights based approaches.

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 265
Region:International
Cover art for: Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings

Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings

Published: August 2015

This Submission from the Australian Cross Disability Alliance is the culmination of more than two decades of people with disability and their allies campaigning and advocating for a national, independent inquiry to investigate violence and abuse against people with disability in institutional and residential settings. One of the most pervasive human rights abuses experienced by people with disability is their segregation, isolation and confinement from the community in institutional and residential settings. The ACDA was founded by, and is made up of four national cross-disability DPOs: First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDNA); Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA); National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); and People with Disability Australia (PWDA).

Authors: Frohmader, C., & Sands, T.
Organisation: Australian Cross Disability Alliance
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 71
Region:Australia
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Research Report – Easy Read

Published: September 2020

This Easy Read report is a summary of a report called Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Shining a light on Social Transformation.

Organisations: Australian Royal Commission into Violence ,Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Australia
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My Life Story

Published: June 1982

Justin Clark tells the story of how he fought for the right to make his own decisions and  leave the institution where he  lived  for 18 years, to live his life as he chose. In 1982, he won the right to leave the institution and make his own decisions about his future. The impact of his case — a pivotal moment in the Canadian disability rights movement — continues to be felt today.

Author: Justin Clark
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Canada
Cover art for: Crystallising the Case for Deinstitutionalisation

Crystallising the Case for Deinstitutionalisation

Published: May 2021

This Report is about home. It is as simple and as powerful as that. Home is where we form our sense of self, the very stuff of our identity. We do so in close association with others. Home is also the material expression of self – a sort of scaffolding that holds us together. In our homes we see ourselves reflected back even in the small things like a flower vase or a family picture. It is quintessentially private. And home is exactly what is denied to large segments of the population.

Organisation: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 72
Region:International, European Union
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Position Statement on Housing

Published: June 2020

An institution can never be a home. People with an intellectual disability are routinely placed in segregate and congregate housing, including large institutions, nursing and seniors’ homes, special care and personal care homes, rehabilitation centres, and other institutional environments. Institutions of any size deny people their basic rights of citizenship, personal control, decision making, and independence. Institutions represent an approach that denies choice, denies opportunity, congregates, segregates and isolates people.

Organisation: Inclusion Canada
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 2
Region:Canada
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Historical Timeline

Published: June 2012

People with disabilities have struggled for acceptance and equality for centuries now. They have been discriminated against, mistreated, misunderstood, oppressed, persecuted and sometimes killed due to prejudice, intolerance and indifference. This timeline lists some of the long struggle for equality in Canada while highlighting some of the victories.

Organisation: Inclusion Canada
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 2
Region:Canada
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A Social History of Huronia Regional Centre

Published: September 2013

This paper looks at the broader structural conditions and forces in which the Ontario institutions have existed, as opposed to individual biographies or life histories. Also, this analysis works to illuminate dynamics of power that have generally been obscured by dominant historical discourses (for example, public propaganda about the institutions from the Ontario government), and to give voice to those who have traditionally been rendered voiceless by such power dynamics. In 2010 the residents of Huronia Regional Centre, Rideau Regional Centre and Southwestern Regional Centre launched three separate class action lawsuits against the government of Ontario.

Author: Dr. Kate Rossiter and Annalise Clarkson
Organisation: Canadian Disability Studies Association
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Canada
Cover art for: Call to Action: Protect the Right to Family Life and Prevent Institutionalization for all Children

Call to Action: Protect the Right to Family Life and Prevent Institutionalization for all Children

Published: July 2021

The signatories to this call to action acknowledge the leadership of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their efforts to harmonize international human rights standards concerning children deprived of parental care.

Organisation: Validity Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 5
Region:International
Cover art for: Institutionalisation, Disability and Ageing in the Czech Republic

Institutionalisation, Disability and Ageing in the Czech Republic

Published: September 2021

International human rights law obliges European Union (EU) nations to adopt all appropriate measures to ensure that older persons, and especially older persons with disabilities requiring support, have a right to choose and are not forced to live in a specific environment because of their age-dependent, disability-dependent, or age and disability-dependent situation. This paper outlines the obligations stemming from the CRPD (Article 19) and the European Social Charter(Article 14), with its Additional Protocol of 1988 (Article 4) and makes several recommendations including the introduction of legal changes preferring community-based services over institutions across the social and health care systems, budgetary schemes clearly prioritising community-based services for people of advanced age and particularly for elderly people with disabilities.

Author: Anna Hofschneiderová and Maroš Matiaško
Organisation: Validity Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 42
Region:European Union
Cover art for: Social Inclusion through Community Living: Current Situation, Advances and Gaps in Policy, Practice and Research

Social Inclusion through Community Living: Current Situation, Advances and Gaps in Policy, Practice and Research

Published: June 2018

This article draws on the findings of the EU Framework 7 project DISCIT to explore the living situation of people with disabilities a decade after the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in nine European countries representing different welfare state models and different stages in the process of deinstitutionalisation. A review of the research literature, policy and available statistics was combined with interviews with key informants in each country to explore the current living situation, changes over time and the barriers to, and facilitators for change.

Authors: Jan Šiška, Julie Beadle-Brown , Šárka Káňová and Pavlína Šumníková 1
Organisation: Cogitatio Press
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 16
Region:European Union
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Bizchut: Article 12- Supported Decision Making Pilot

Published: April 2016

Bizchut strives to remove the physical and social barriers that stand in the way of people with disabilities in Israel, aspiring to ensure equal rights, full inclusion and participation in society in education, employment, housing, health and leisure services and access and to raise public awareness of the rights and needs of people with disabilities.

Organisation: Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Centre for People with Disabilities
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:International
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JFA Purple Orange Response to Group Homes Issue Paper

Published: August 2020

In this submission JFA Purple Orange addresses the questions from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability Issues Paper on Group Homes.

Organisation: JFA Purple Orange
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 26
Region:Australia
Cover art for: Overview of responses to the Group Homes Issue Paper – Easy Read

Overview of responses to the Group Homes Issue Paper – Easy Read

Published: August 2020

This Easy Read paper is a summary of a paper called Overview of responses to the first Group homes Issues paper.

Organisations: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Australia
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Overview of responses to the Group Homes Issue Paper

Published: August 2020

This document provides a brief summary of 39 responses to the Issues Paper. The responses express a range of views and this summary is not an authoritative statement of the contents of the responses. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability published the Group Homes Issues Paper (the Issues Paper) in November 2019 and invited responses by 28 February 2020, though responses were accepted after this date.

Organisations: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 10
Region:Australia
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Group Homes: Issue Paper – Easy Read

Published: November 2019

Where people live is an important area for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The Royal Commission is based on the things the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) talks about.

Organisations: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 6
Region:Australia
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Group Homes: Issue Paper

Published: November 2019

The living arrangements of people with disability are a key area of inquiry for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). People’s homes or places of living are a setting where violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation may take place. This issues paper focuses on ‘group homes’.

Organisations: Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 8
Region:Australia
Cover art for: Younger People in Residential Aged Care: Strategy 2020-2025 – Easy Read

Younger People in Residential Aged Care: Strategy 2020-2025 – Easy Read

Published: September 2020

This Easy Read Strategy is a summary of the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy 2020–2025.

Organisation: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Australia
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Younger People in Residential Aged Care: Strategy 2020-2025

Published: September 2020

The Australian Government targets seek to ensure that no people under the age of 65 will be living in aged care by 2025. On 25 November 2019, in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s interim report, Neglect, the Australian Government announced strengthened Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) targets and an intention to develop a strategy to meet those targets.

Organisation: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 17
Region:Australia
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Younger People in Residential Aged Care: Action Plan

Published: March 2019

The Australian Government will conduct an analysis of the characteristics of younger people in aged care to understand their needs and what works. This work will also improve data and reporting. This plan recognises and prioritises the rights of people to determine where they live. Younger people currently living in residential aged care will only be assisted to move where that is their goal and preference.

Organisation: Australian Government Department of Social Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 5
Region:Australia