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Creating High Quality Individualised Outcomes

Published: May 2015

Most countries have established (or are establishing) national policy work on a range of innovative funding approaches. These approaches are instrumental in changing the way in which services to people with a disability are developed and delivered and are indicative of a world wide movement towards greater self direction by people with disabilities over the supports which they receive and greater self determination over how they choose to live their lives.

Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 29
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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
Format: internet (web)
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From a Four Bed Placement to a New Life

Published: May 2021

Community Works: Management consultation, facilitation and training in PATH, person-centered planning, and Microboard development Working towards communities in which each individual is cherished.

Organisation: Community Works
Format: internet (web)
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Good Practice – Towards Independent Living – A collection of Examples from Europe

Published: March 2019

This Collection is a joint initiative of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Disability Forum (EDF). It features examples from different EU Member States, which to a different extent facilitate the right to live independently in the community.

Author: Lilia Angelova-Mladenova
Organisation: European Network on Independent Living and European Disability Forum
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 32
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Independent Living

The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development centre specialising in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ freedom of choice, self-determination, self-respect and dignity. Our ultimate goal is to promote disabled people’s personal and political power.

Organisation: Independent Living Institute
Format: internet (web)
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Myth Buster: EU Funds and Independent Living

Published: December 2019

This Myth buster is aimed at all those advocating for ESI Funds to be used to support the right to independent living, and for those involved in the programming, implementation and monitoring of these funds.

Organisation: European Network on Independent Living
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 36
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Myth Buster: Independent Living

Published: December 2014

The Myth Buster on Independent Living deals with some of the most common misconceptions about disabled people, independent living and personal assistance. They have been selected by our staff and members, based on their lived experience, and have been inspired by our work with policy and decision makers at the European, national and local level.

Organisation: © European Network on Independent Living
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 15
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A New Way Home © Frances Brown and John Dalrymple 2017 – UK

Published: December 2017

A New Way Home, a personalised approach for leaving institutions.

Author: Frances Brown and John Dalrymple
Organisation: Centre for Welfare Reform
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 70
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Neighbourhood network Parent-and-Carer-Information

Published: June 2016

Neighbourhood Networks strives to carry out excellent work and have positive relationships with everyone we support and come into contact with. We are realistic and appreciate that things do not always go according to plan. We need to know when things go wrong so that we can put them right – and make sure the same problem does not arise again. In this way our service can continue to improve.

Organisation: Neighbourhood Networks
Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 16
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Shared Lives in Northern Ireland Annual Report

Shared Lives in Northern Ireland-Annual Report 2017-18

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 21
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State Of The Nation Shared Lives In Wales February 2020

Published: February 2020

Reflecting upon 2018-19, Shared Lives carers now support over 1,100 individuals for the first time, a clear indication that people, including commissioners of services, increasingly know about and understand the benefits of its support.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 24
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Shared Lives in England 2017-18

Shared Lives England-2017-18 Report

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 42
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Shared Lives in Wales 2017-18

Published: May 2017

Shared Lives in Wales – Annual Report 2017- 2018

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 15
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Vulnerability in Adult Homesharing Situations for Persons with Disabilities

Published: 2012

This paper central purpose is to highlight some of the more likely vulnerabilities that may be present for the people who find themselves resident in supported adult home sharing living situations.

Author: Dr. Michael J. Kendrick PhD
Organisations: International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation
Format: internet (web)
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Independent Living For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Published: July 2018

Living independently does not mean doing everything yourself or not having support. Independent living is about having choice and control over your life and having the same range of opportunities as a non-disabled person.

Author: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and Inclusion Europe
Organisation: Inclusion Europe
Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 5
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Home Sharing Info For Families

Published: September 2018

Community Living BC (CLBC) provides supports and services to eligible adults and their families. CLBC funds a variety of residential services. Home sharing is a residential support service that many eligible adults and their families choose. CLBC has a range of policies, guidelines, and standards for home sharing. This information sheet answers some common questions families have about home sharing.

Organisation: Community Living British Columbia
Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 2
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The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC)

DCRC is dedicated to: connecting people with disabilities to resources, training and advocacy tools; promoting disability pride; and building self-determined lives.

 

Organisation: Disability Community Resource Center
Format: internet (web)
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Shared Lives Plus – Ambassador’s Test

The Ambassadors test is a checklist to help people know what  good shared lives look like.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Flyer (pdf)
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Shared Lives Plus -A Shared Lives Charter

Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 4
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Shared Lives Week 14-21 June 2021

Published: May 2021

This year Shared Lives Plus are organising a range of online and in person activities – depending on the lockdown rules. We’ll be celebrating Shared Lives carers and schemes’ resilience over the past year, as well as showing how you’re building connections in your local community.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: internet (web)
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ACL- Administration for Community Living

All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to self-determination includes decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought.

Organisation: ACL - Administration for Community Living
Format: internet (web)
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Neighbours International

Neighbours International’s mission is to develop capacity and leadership that makes it possible for inclusive communities to thrive, and people with disabilities to find their place, and be in charge of their pursuit of the dream of valued citizenship.

Organisation: Neighbours International Inc.
Format: internet (web)
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A Home That’s Right For Me

Published: June 2009

Summary Report of Policy Forums Sponsored by the Ministry of Community and Social Services- Ontario.
Prepared by: Jenny Carver & Associates – July 2009

Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 40
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Housing Hub

We are an online community of people with disabilities and housing providers working together to create accessible housing options.

Format: internet (web)
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Homeshare Australia & New Zealand Alliance- HANZA

Published: April 2021

Homeshare brings together older householders or householders with a disability who could benefit from help in the home and companionship, with people of integrity prepared to lend a hand in return for affordable accommodation. The Householder provides a bedroom and shared facilities. In exchange, the Homesharer provides approximately 10 hours per week of practical assistance such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and gardening, as well as providing company and the added security of having someone else sleeping in the home.

Organisations: Homeshare Australia & New Zealand Alliance
Format: internet (web)
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Pathways Home – Summer Foundation

Once in aged care, young people lose skills and their social networks diminish. The majority (59%) of young people enter nursing homes directly from a hospital setting, so the Summer Foundation is partnering with hospitals, governments and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to create a better pathway from hospital back into the community.

Organisation: Summer Foundation
Format: internet (web)
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The Housing Toolkit | Summer Foundation

Published: May 2013

The Housing Toolkit is a resource designed to assist you in making decisions about the type of housing and support that would suit your lifestyle, preferences and needs. The Summer Foundation has worked closely with people with disability and their families to understand the experiences, issues and concerns about housing and support. Throughout this consultation process, the aim was to create a toolkit that is relevant and user-friendly, to help people make their own choices.

Author: Dr Di Winkler
Organisation: Summer Foundation
Format: Worksheet (pdf)
Pages: 101
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A Place to Call Home

Published: July 2013

Living independently does not necessarily mean living alone. An important consideration is that there is an element of choice in where a person lives. Although some people may choose to live alone, others may choose to live with someone else – a friend or a flat mate – who may or may not have a disability.

Organisation: Mamre Association
Format: Document (pdf)
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Home Resources

Published: May 2021

Resource Links

Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 2
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Mythbusters “It’s too dangerous for people with disability to live in their own home in the community.”

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Cover art for: Mythbusters “Living in your own home means you have to be capable of doing everything or most things yourself”

Mythbusters “Living in your own home means you have to be capable of doing everything or most things yourself”

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Cover art for: Mythbusters “You can only get the supports you need if you live with other people with disability”

Mythbusters “You can only get the supports you need if you live with other people with disability”

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Cover art for: Mythbusters “People with disabilities don’t have the skills needed to live in their own home.”

Mythbusters “People with disabilities don’t have the skills needed to live in their own home.”

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Cover art for: Mythbusters “You’re too disabled or your needs are too complex to live in your own home”

Mythbusters “You’re too disabled or your needs are too complex to live in your own home”

Published: 2021
Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Cover art for: Mythbusters “Living in your own home means you will be lonely.”

Mythbusters “Living in your own home means you will be lonely.”

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
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A Home of Your Own

Creating a home and lifestyle is a long lasting and universal topic. If moving out of home is a milestone for most young adults, then we need to consider why this is so often challenging or out of the reach of people who live with disabilities.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Format: internet (web)
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Living like everyone else

Published: December 2016

A  guide to new opportunities for supporting people with disabilities and complex needs to live in their own home.

Authors: Chris Fyffe, Astrid Reynolds, Prof. Jacinta Douglas, Tom Worsnop, and Kir Larwill
Organisation: Summer Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 108
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Adam Moves Out

Published: December 2014

My name is Adam. I am 25 and moving out of home for the first time. This is my story.

Format: internet (web)
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Curtin Individual Supported Living Manual 2nd Edition

Published: May 2017

The Manual builds on a Framework that was developed over two research projects carried
out between 2007 and 2011. This revised version was produced after the completion of a third
research project carried out over 2015-2017.

Authors: Professor Errol Cocks, Dr Stian H Thoresen
Organisation: Curtain University School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 56
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Homesharer Role

Published: May 2021

One2One disability support services – Homesharer role description.

Organisation: One2One Disability Support Services
Format: internet (web)
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Homesharing – My Place

The homesharer (also known as foster care or host family care) arrangement is based on My Place’s belief that family is the foundation stone of the society in which we live. People with disability want to be, and are entitled to be, warmly welcomed and fully included members of society.

Organisation: My Place Foundation Inc.
Format: Document (pdf)
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Planning Card Set HOME

We have an equal right to live on our own, or with the people we choose, in the community, with the support we need.

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Presentation (pdf)
Pages: 20
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Planning Booklet HOME

It is your right to have your own home. There are lots of ways of creating a home where you choose who you live with, where you live and how you live. You and your supporters might like some help to hear about and talk about some of the possibilities.

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Worksheet (pdf)
Pages: 24
Cover art for: My Life, Your Life, Our Life. A Guide to Creating Home. Plain language version

My Life, Your Life, Our Life. A Guide to Creating Home. Plain language version

Organisation: WA's Individualise Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 51
Cover art for: My Life, Your Life, Our Life. A Guide to Creating Home. Easy read version

My Life, Your Life, Our Life. A Guide to Creating Home. Easy read version

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 44
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WAiS Exploring Home

This is an Easy Read document focussing on questions about ‘home’ and where you might like to live.

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 16
Cover art for: My Life, Your Life, Our Life – WAiS

My Life, Your Life, Our Life – WAiS

Published: August 2018

‘I want to share my life with people who matter to me, people I know care about me, like a family or very close friends. After all, what’s life if you have no one to share it with?’

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 53
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NACBO DRC Meaning Of Home Submission June 2020

Published: June 2020

Best practice for people with disability in home and community living. Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Organisation: National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 30
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Homeshare: Fostering Home with Mike

Published: November 2019

Mike has been living in his own home for several years with the support of his parents Rosie and Kelvin, who also explain how the model works from a parent’s perspective and why they favour it over other models such as group homes. Kate, one of Mike’s housemates provides in depth knowledge of the benefits of being Mike’s housemate, details of life at home, and why the model is successful.

Organisation: Belonging Matters Inc. - Talks That Matter
Format: Youtube (videoY)
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Homeshare Melbourne

At Home Share Melbourne, we focus on the idea of a ‘home’ rather a house. A home is not just a bed and roof over your head, it’s somewhere that is safe, comfortable, welcoming, which is full of people (and pets!) who you have chosen to live with. A home is a sanctuary and how it feels can impact the rest of your life.

Organisation: HANZA
Format: internet (web)
Cover art for: My Life, My Choice, My Home.

My Life, My Choice, My Home.

Published: May 2016

This video features three young women – Melanie, Jessica and Belinda who, with the help of family, have trialled living together and now successfully live in a mainstream rental.

Organisation: Ideas.
Format: Youtube (videoY)