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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
Region:International, European Union
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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
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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)
Region:International, European Union
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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
Author Link:www.enil.eu
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 36
Region:European Union
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The Research and Training Center on Independent Living

The Research and Training Center on Independent Living is made up of a team committed to research that can be used to enhance Independent Living (IL) for people with disabilities.

Organisation: University of Kansas - Research and Training Centre on Independent Living
Format: internet (web)
Region:United States of America
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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
Author Link:www.ijdcr.ca
Format: internet (web)
Region:International
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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
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European Network on Independent Living

Published: December 2013

Independent Living is the daily demonstration of human rights-based disability policies. Independent Living is possible through the combination of various environmental and individual factors that allow disabled people to have control over their own lives. This includes the opportunity to make choices and decisions regarding where to live, with whom to live and how to live.

Organisation: European Network on Independent Living
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 6
Region:European Union
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Homeshare And NDIS

Published: April 2014

Homeshare is a simple, normative, and effective way of supporting people with a disability to live independently.

Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 9
Region:Australia, International, New Zealand
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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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Barriers to Independent Living for Individuals with Disabilities and Seniors

Published: 11th June 2014

Findings not only revealed a high degree of overlap between identified barriers and their importance ratings within groups but also showed clear differences in potential barriers across the groups assessed (individuals with disabilities and senior citizens).

Authors: Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Michael C. Strouse, Sarah R. Jenkins, Jamie Price, Amy J. Henley & Jason M. Hirst
Organisation: Association for Behavior Analysis International
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 8
Region:International, United States of America
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Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability

Published: August 2015

he study sought to identify the barriers but also the success factors that enable people with disability with individualised funding packages to move into housing which better suits their preferences and needs. The focus was on the aspirations and experiences of people with disability as consumers of housing.

Authors: Ilan Wiesel, Carmel Laragy, Sandra Gendera, Karen R. Fisher, Samantha Jenkinson, Trish Hill, Kate Finch, Wendy Shaw and Catherine Bridge
Organisation: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 123
Region:Australia
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Reasonable and Necessary Support across the Lifespan: An Ordinary Life for People with Disability

Published: October 2014

The paper takes an ‘ordinary life’ in 21st century multicultural Australia as its starting point because people with disability share the ordinary aspirations of their peers without disability but need reasonable and necessary NDIS support to achieve them. The ordinary life provides clues as to how these aspirations would typically be met providing a useful benchmark to guide understanding of reasonable and necessary support.

Organisation: Independent Advisory Council to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 76
Region:Australia
Cover art for: As If- Living Like Others- An Idealisation Of Life In Group Homes For People With Intellectual Disability

As If- Living Like Others- An Idealisation Of Life In Group Homes For People With Intellectual Disability

Published: 14th August 2020

People with Intellectual Disability (ID) in Sweden should be enabled to live like others. This life like others is realised in group homes that have little in common with a typical place to call  home.

Author: Petra Björne
Organisations: Department for Disability Support, City of Malmö, Malmö, Sweden ; Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Format: internet (web)
Read time: 22 minutes(Approximate)
Region:International
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Basic Income Plus: Is UBI consistent with the goals of the Independent Living Movement?

Published: 2nd November 2019

UBI is a technical and political system for redistributing money directly to citizens. There are many good reasons to believe that such a system could have many positive impacts in terms of advancing human rights and reducing inequality.

 

Author: Simon Duffy and Jim Elder-Woodward
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 9
Region:United Kingdom
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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
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Every Australian Counts: A place I can proudly call home

A summary of data collected by Every Australian Counts from over 650 people with disability and their families about housing.

Organisation: Every Australian Counts Campaign
Format: Flyer (pdf)
Pages: 11
Region:Australia
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Every Australian Counts Campaign – Housing Stories

A summary of data collected by Every Australian Counts from over 650 people with disability and their families about housing, in an accessible format.

Organisation: Every Australian Counts Campaign
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 13
Region:Australia
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YDAS PDF Project Housing and Support for Younger People

Published: June 2013

This project provided an opportunity for the voice of younger people with disabilities to be heard in shaping policy and practice with respect to housing and support in a new disability funding paradigm, DisabilityCare  Australia, a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Authors: Dr. George Taleporos, David Craig, Mark Brown, Cath McNamara and Sarah Forbes
Organisation: Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. and Youth Disability Advocacy Service
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 85
Region:Australia
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Getting a Life – Living Independently and Being Included in the Community

Published: April 2012

The purpose of this Study is to explore and set out the minimum conditions necessary to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly the right to live independently and be included in the community.

Organisation: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Regional Office for Europe
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 90
Region:European Union
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
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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
Region:International, Canada
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Living in your own home with a disability – the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their community

Published: July 2012

The research report contains information gathered from interviews with 54 people with physical, sensory, intellectual and cognitive impairments aged between 19 and mid-60s living in six different parts of Ireland.

Authors: Hugh O’Connor, Maureen Gilbert and Bríd McGrath
Organisation: OCS Consulting For the National Disability Authority
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 87
Region:United Kingdom
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Understanding Independent Living In Sweden An Overview

Published: May 2019

The main purpose of this document is to provide a collection of information that will help to build a basic foundation of knowledge regarding the Independent Living Institute as an organization, the political and legal systems in Sweden, and the functions of overarching international institutions that influence the Independent Living Institute’s work.

Author: Alexander Caputo Janhager
Organisation: Independent Living Institute
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 33
Region:European Union
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My Shared Life: Measuring the Outcomes of Shared Lives

Published: April 2016

In 2014, Shared Lives Plus (the UK network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults) commissioned PSSRU to develop an outcomes measuring tool so that there would be a consistent approach to gathering information across the sector.

Author: Lisa Callaghan
Organisation: Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) University of Kent
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, United Kingdom
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Why Group Homes Are No Longer Optimal

Published: June 2017

The use of group homes as a housing and support option for people with disabilities emerged in the Canadian and other countries context in the early 1970’s. It is now almost a half century later and these models have become quite extensive in number throughout Canada and elsewhere.

Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 10
Region:Canada
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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
Region:Australia
Cover art for: Conundrums of supported living: The experiences of people with intellectual disability

Conundrums of supported living: The experiences of people with intellectual disability

Published: 14th November 2016

Dissatisfaction with the inflexibility of the group home model has led to the growth of supported living that separates housing from support and is thought to have greater potential for better quality of life outcomes. Comparative studies have had mixed findings with some showing few differences, other than greater choice in supported living. By investigating service user experiences of supported living this study aimed to identify how the potential of supported living might be better realised.

Authors: Christine Bigby, Emma Bould and Julie Beadle-Brown
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 12
Region:Australia
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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
Region:Western Australia
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Adaptable Housing for People with Disability in Australia: A Scoping Study

The primary aim of the report is to consider the applicability and replicability of established design informed approaches for flexibility and adaptation that have been successfully employed in other contexts (such as the home office or housing for multi-generational families) to retrofitting housing for people with disability, which would also benefit the whole community. Such an approach goes beyond function and accessibility to consider the qualities that create a dignity-enabling home environment.

Authors: Maryam Gusheh, Catherine Murphy, Lucy Valenta, Nigel Bertram & Duncan Maxwell
Organisation: Monash University
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 50
Region:Australia
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My Place – The Home Automation Project

Published: August 2015

Enabling people with disability to live more safely, independently, comfortably and economically.

Authors: Greg Lewis, Tony Ryan, Phil Deschamp and Peter Dunn
Organisation: MY PLACE FOUNDATION INC.
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 47
Region:Western Australia
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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
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Home is Where Our Story Begins

In 2017 Inclusion BC and Community Living BC came together over the shared issue of inclusive housing for people with developmental disabilities. Together they formed the Inclusive Housing Task Force made up of people with lived and professional experience with inclusive housing and drew upon the expertise of approximately 80 individuals from around the province through a Housing Forum held in January 2018.

Organisation: Community Living BC and Inclusion BC Inclusive Housing Task Force
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, Canada
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The Future of Home

Published: June 2021

Just released, our Future of Home book brings to life what our future housing system could look like. It’s the culmination of over seven years of research by TACSI and other organisations just like us all over the world. Our hope is that this book stimulates the collective imagination of what could be, and how we might join up all the innovative work currently being conducted on the margins to build a better housing system.

Organisation: The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)
Format: internet (web)
Region:Australia, Western Australia
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Shared Lives 16+ Evaluation Report

This evaluation used a mixed–method approach. Interviews with young people, staff, carers and local authority stakeholders were utilised as an evaluation of process to understand the experiences of implementation and the arrangements. A break-even cost analysis was used to examine the costs associated with the programme and the potential cost savings.

Authors: Dr. Zinnia Mitchell-Smith, Dr. Sue Caton and Dr. Ann Potter
Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:International, United Kingdom
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Shared lives Plus: Shared Lives in Health

Shared Lives Plus (SLP) has commissioned Cordis Bright to conduct research in relation to the Scaling Shared Lives in Health Programme. This report explores the impact of the Scaling Shared Lives in Health Programme on the use of Shared Lives services to support individuals with a health need in England. Additionally, this report identifies four case study schemes where individuals with a health need have been supported through a Shared Lives arrangement. This report builds upon the evaluation of the implementation of the first phase of the Shared Lives in Health Programme, conducted by Cordis Bright, PPL, Innovation Unit and Social Finance in June 2019

Organisation: CordisBright
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:International, United Kingdom
Cover art for: “Living A Good Life” Quality of Life and Homeshare

“Living A Good Life” Quality of Life and Homeshare

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is committed to a vision of supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live “Good lives in Welcoming Communities”. Home Sharing is a residential option that strives to support that vision. In general, the findings of this exploratory study revealed that overwhelmingly self advocate, homes share provider, and family member participants agreed that the home sharing model was flexible, adaptive, and supported quality of life more effectively than group homes.

Authors: Dr. Rachelle Hole, Dr. Tim Stainton & Assunta Rosal
Organisation: University of British Columbia
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 53
Region:International, Canada
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Young people in Australian residential aged care: evaluating trends from 2008 to 2018

The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in rates of young people entering and leaving residential aged care from 2008 to 2018.Many more young people are admitted to residential aged care  each year than return to community living, with no sustained change between 2008 and 2018 at the national level. Age standardisation is crucial for evaluating systemic population-level change regarding younger people living in residential aged care.

Authors: Mark G. Brown PhD; Glenda M. Bishop PhD; Di Winkler PhD; Jacinta M. Douglas PhD.
Organisation: Australian Health Review
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 7
Region:Australia
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The outcomes of individualised housing for people with disability and complex needs: a scoping review

Worldwide, disability systems are moving away from congregated living towards individualized models of housing. Individualized housing aims to provide choice regarding living arrangements and the option to live in houses in the community, just like people without disability. The purpose of this scoping review was to determine what is currently known about outcomes associated with individualized housing for adults with disability and complex needs.

Authors: Stacey Oliver, Emily Z. Gosden-Kaye, Dianne Winkler & Jacinta M. Douglas
Organisations: La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 14
Region:Australia, International
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Deinstitutionalisation Strategy in Greece

This document describes the main priorities of the national deinstitutionalisation strategy for Greece. The social care reforms which are referred to in the document are particularly aimed at promoting and developing sound legal and financial frameworks addressing specifically the needs of the following target groups: children, children with disabilities, adults with disabilities and elderly; however, the outcomes of a more comprehensive, inclusive social protection system will be beneficial to all persons that may have support needs throughout their lives.

Organisation: European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:International, European Union
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Deinstitutionalisation and community living – outcomes and costs: report of a European Study

Volume 2 Main Report: The next section of the report describes briefly the methods used in each part of the project. The findings of the project are then presented in four sections. The first of these presents the results of Phase 1 and deals with the review of European and international data sources, the identification and collation of existing national data sources, their analysis and clarification of the adequacy and completeness of the data.

Authors: Jim Mansell, Martin Knapp, Julie Beadle-Brown and Jeni Beecham
Organisations: Tizard Centre, University of Kent
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 134
Region:International, United Kingdom
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Deinstitutionalisation and community living – outcomes and costs: Report of a European Study.

Volume 1 Executive Summary: This project aimed to bring together the available information on the number of disabled people living in residential institutions in 28 European countries, and to identify successful strategies for replacing institutions with community-based services, paying particular attention to economic issues in the transition. It is the most wide-ranging study of its kind ever undertaken.

Authors: Jim Mansell, Martin Knapp, Julie Beadle-Brown and Jeni Beecham
Organisations: Tizard Centre, University of Kent
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 14
Region:International, European Union
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Who is Specialist Disability Accommodation for?

Although market and commercialised factors are important, we cannot be driven by these forces alone as we can lose sight of the actual person and the typical principles and practices of home. Home can become distorted with well-intended system efforts which can further marginalise people with a disability and foster notions of difference. For example, finding a home could become limited to finding a vacancy, an option to “fit” into, congregations of people who share the same diagnosis, a service setting, facility or residential service, a place to live or find shelter or a commercial activity driven by staffing concern, rules and regulations.

Author: Deb Rouget
Organisation: Belonging Matters
Format: Presentation (pdf)
Pages: 4
Region:Australia
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From Institution to Community Living

The work centres on identifying five case studies from across the European region where an institution for people with disabilities including those with high/complex support needs, has been completely closed. The case studies span almost fifty years of time and work; in the view of the project team this provides a useful timeline that identifies how each has learned from the experience of the previous work and built an ever stronger and evidence informed approach to complete closure.
From the radicals setting out to close the institution in Trieste, led by Franco Basaglia, to the detailed and strategic approach in Moldova, each case study provides a good sense of the work needed and what it takes to succeed in completely closing an institution for people with disabilities.

Authors: Professor Dr Anne Rosken, Nic Crosby, Dr Peter Fuzesi
Organisation: European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 52
Region:International, European Union
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Deinstitutionalisation and community living outcomes and costs: Report of a European Study

Published: October 2007

These country reports form the third volume of the final report from the European Union Project Deinstitutionalisation and community living – outcomes and costs: report of a European Study. There are 28 country reports included. For the most part, the reports have been written by the researchers and in some cases the experts in each of the partner institutions, using a variety of sources, including government policy, web-based documents, statistical reports and academic papers.

Author: Julie Beadle-Brown and Agnes Kozma (Editors)
Organisations: Tizard Centre, University of Kent
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 599
Region:International, European Union
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The Outcomes of individualised housing for people with disability and complex needs

Published: July 2020

The purpose of this scoping review was to determine what is currently known about outcomes associated with individualised housing for adults with disability and complex needs. Worldwide, disability systems are moving away from congregated living towards individualised models of housing. Individualised housing aims to provide choice regarding living arrangements and the option to live in houses in the community, just like people without disability.

Authors: Stacey Oliver, Emily Z. Gosden-Kaye, Dianne Winkler & Jacinta M. Douglas
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 13
Region:Australia
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Housing Choice and Control

Published: July 2006

This research examined two premises of supported housing: (a) that consumer choice/control over housing and support and the quality of housing are important contributors to the subjective quality of life and adaptation to community living of people with mental illness, and (b) that apartments provide mental
health consumers with more choice/control over housing and support than group living arrangements.

Authors: Geoffrey Nelson; John Sylvestre; Tim Aubry; Lindsey George; John Trainor
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 11
Region:International, Canada
Cover art for: Conundrums of supported living: The experiences of people with intellectual disability

Conundrums of supported living: The experiences of people with intellectual disability

Dissatisfaction with the inflexibility of the group home model has led to the growth of supported living that separates housing from support and is thought to have greater potential for better quality of life outcomes. Comparative studies have had mixed findings with some showing few differences, other than greater choice in supported living. By investigating service user experiences of supported living this study aimed to identify how the potential of supported living might be better realised.

Authors: Christine Bigby, Emma Bould & Julie Beadle-Brown
Format: Journal (pdf)
Region:Australia, International, United Kingdom
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There’s No Place Like Home

Published: January 2020

The Arc conducted a national survey interviewing 726 people to understand how people make decisions about where they live and what they like about it. While more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living in the community than ever before, more work is necessary to ensure all people have options, choices, and opportunities. After all, there is no place like home.

Organisation: The Arc
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:United States of America
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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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Evaluation Of Homeshare Pilots

Published: May 2018

This report outlines key learnings, opportunities and challenges from the evaluation of the Homeshare pilots programme (HSP).The Homeshare pilots initiative brings together  people  who need support to stay in their homes (known as householders), with young people and others (known as homesharers), who provide companionship and ten hours per week of low level practical support in return for an affordable place to live.

Authors: Tarran Macmillan, Jackie Gallagher, Melissa Ronca, Tim Bidey, Perla Rembiszewski
Organisation: Homeshare UK
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 77
Region:International, United Kingdom