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Shared Lives in Northern Ireland Annual Report

Published: July 2018

Shared Lives in Northern Ireland-Annual Report 2017-18. This report provides a useful baseline in relation to a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in delivering an expansion of a shared lives approach as the sector develops in Northern Ireland.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 21
Region:United Kingdom
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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
Region:United Kingdom
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Shared Lives in England 2017-18

Published: July 2018

Shared Lives England 2017-18 Report tells the story of what the Shared Lives community has achieved in recent years. Shared Lives vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide who want to share their lives and homes.

Organisation: Shared Lives Plus
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 42
Region:United Kingdom
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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
Region:United Kingdom
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Tom Nerney Story

Published: January 2010

Tom Nerney – Defining Self-Determination – Leading national expert on self-determination, Tom Nerney, explains self-determination and the restoration of citizenship from 3 levels: personal, organizational, and political. He cites 4 universal human aspirations important to focus on: a place to call home, community membership, relationships, and work.

Author: Tom Nerney
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:International, United States of America
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I’m Going Home!

Sherry’s longing  to live in a home of her own was made possible by her determination, and the supportive community that rallied around her.

Organisation: Neighbours International Inc.
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:International, United States of America
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Riding Life

Brad lives in his own apartment, and works in partnership with his supporters to live a life of freedom and choice.

Organisation: Neighbours International Inc.
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:United States of America
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Tiffany- A Life That’s Mine

Tiffany is a young woman who lived in a “nursing” group home, and desired to direct her own life, live in her own home, stay connected to “her people”, and work…living life as most other young adults do. The Arc of Howard County partnered with Tiffany and her family, to transform their supports to make this possible.

Organisation: Neighbours International Inc.
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:International, United States of America
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Lester’s Home- The Power of a Dream

Lester gathered the people he loves and trust together to hear his dream, and his dream became a reality.

Organisation: Neighbours International Inc.
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:United States of America
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CRUcial Times – Creating Homes: One Person at a Time

Published: June 2020
Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 20
Region:Australia
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CRUcial Times – What It Means to Create a Home

Published: August 2019

This edition of CRUcial Times is an exploration of what it means to create a home. We want to explore how we can assist people with disability to have more than just a bed, a room in someone else’s home or basic shelter but a home that others would clearly recognise and maybe even envy. Having a stable home can open doors to community, growth and connection.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Format: Journal (pdf)
Pages: 12
Region:Australia
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CRUcial Times – The Creation Of Home

Published: March 2008
Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 24
Region:Australia
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A Home of Your Own

Published: November 2019

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)
Region:Australia
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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)
Region:Australia
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Housemates

Published: October 2012

Building something from nothing – one families experience with supportive housemates.

Organisation: InCharge
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 5
Region:Australia
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The Lives We Lead – Immy

Immy talks about his experience living in his own place and how important it is for him to feel a part of his community.

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Region:Western Australia
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Scott and Daniel Harry’s Story

Scott and Daniel Harry are living their lives as they want, they are taking full advantage of the national disability insurance scheme. They arrange all their own support and lead a free and very social life, the way they want to be.

Organisation: Uniting Care Community - Queensland
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Bree’s Story- My own home

Published: August 2015

Bree moved to her own home after years of transitioning between institutional respite centres.

Organisation: Summer Foundation
Format: Youtube (videoY)
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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Homeward Bound

Published: March 2016

Kirby’s dream to move back to her own home was the focus of her NDIS planning. Kirby moved out of the nursing home into her parents’ home. Since this move, Kirby’s physical recovery has progressed significantly. Aside from ongoing physical recovery, Kirby’s goals include moving out of her parents’ home and living independently.

Organisation: Summer Foundation
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Dee’s Place

Dee Holmes told her mum and dad that she wanted to live in her own place, like her brothers do.

Organisation: Australian Human Rights Commission
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Julia: This is My Home

Published: July 2016

In her mid-twenties Julia moved out into a group home but she was not happy or well. Julia found out that her residence was closing and said she wanted to live in the city near her sister, so the family decided to relocate. They worked with friends and a service provider to plan how Julia could have a home of her own.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Author Link:cru.org.au
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Anything Is Possible

Published: November 2014

Matthew has always had a strong vision for himself as an independent person. His family were surprised and concerned at his plan to move to a larger nearby town. However, they wanted him to achieve his goals, so they supported him to that end. Originally, different options were considered, one of which was the idea of cluster housing with shared support. Matthew preferred the idea of a regular home in a regular street. He did not want to be defined by his disability. In the end they followed Matthew’s wishes.

Organisation: Belonging Matters
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Home and Belonging – Cameron’s Story

Cameron Skinner lived with his parents Maggie and Greg but always knew he wanted his own home. With the support of his folks, his friends, and some brilliant house mates, he is now thriving in his own home.

 

Organisation: Belonging Matters
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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June’s Story – Never Too Late for a Good Life

Published: August 2016

June lived in an institution for about 40 years and then in a private hostel. There was a lot of abuse in the hostel system and June had lost contact with all her family. It took a long time for June to trust anyone but with the help of some advocates who remained faithful to her, she was able to find her family and to set up a home of her own.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Author Link:cru.org.au
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Enabling Home- Housemates

Warren O’Brien has successfully achieved living in his own home along with the support of housemates. Warren’s mother Anita, was instrumental in the planning and implementation of this living arrangement for her son, along  with Warren’s support workers and housemates

Organisation: Belonging Matters
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Tony Makes Style Functional in his Inner-city Abode

Tony has a simple well-designed apartment that accommodates his extensive assistive technology and allows for him to move easily around. Tony has set up his home with assistive technology so that he can do most things for himself, including choose his own music, enjoy reading and organise his own clothes and personal care.

Organisation: JFA Purple Orange
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Region:Australia
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Taking Charge of Joe’s Future

Published: July 2016

Joe has always had a large, loving family, who live in a country town. After he left school, he went to a group home because the family thought this was the best solution for Joe at the time. Over time this was found not to be the case. Joe’s parents were concerned about who would look out for him when they were no longer able to.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Author Link:cru.org.au
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Jonathon’s Story

Shared Living is about people living together, sharing experiences and building friendships in a place called home.  This short film on Shared Living is all about friendship, fun and independence. This is the story of Jonathan as told by his father Arthur, his housemate Justin and his Support Worker Lincoln.

 

Organisation: Western Australia's Individualised Services (WAiS) / Avivo
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Western Australia
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Luke: Leading the Way

Published: August 2016

Luke lived with his family until he was in his early 20s. His parents realised that they needed to start to assist Luke to build his own life and community as they would not always be around. Luke rents a small public housing home. When Luke was settled, his parents relocated to be close to him. Luke receives support through a small personalised service, which allows Luke to employ, train and direct the support-workers.

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Author Link:cru.org.au
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Homesharing – Sheryl and Serena

Sometimes referred to as a host arrangement, homesharing involves sharing your home and life with someone with a disability. It’s where you have someone with a disability come and live with you and you support them by providing the essential basics of home and belonging, in the same way, that you’d support your mum, your dad, your brother, your sister.

Organisation: One2One Disability Support Services
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Western Australia
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The Lives We Lead – Shane

Shane tells his story of moving out of home and shows how much pride he feels about keeping his own place how he likes it.

Organisation: WA's Individualised Services
Format: Vimeo (videoV)
Region:Australia, Western Australia
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Angie’s Other BFF

Published: October 2019

While Angie Kent is narrowing down her true love on The Bachelorette Australia, there is one special man who already holds a small piece of her heart.

Format: internet (web)
Region:Australia
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Jac’s Place

Published: June 2019

Jacob Hughes has made the move to live independently. This short film celebrates his life, the plan to give him the opportunity to have his own place and the team of people who worked together to make it a reality.

Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Home is Important to Me Because……..

Published: March 2016

Home is important for so many different reasons. Shelter. A place to rest. An expression of Identity. Independence. Autonomy. Love. What would it take for more people with a disability to have a home of their own?

Organisation: Community Resource Unit Ltd.
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Keys To Life

Published: June 2010

Keys to Life describes examples that illustrate the context of innovation; guiding ideals, four leadership commitments, and innovation in the design and delivery of residential supports for ten people that have emerged from the organization’s commitment to innovation.

Authors: Beth Mount, Ph.D. Sandy VanEck, M.S.
Organisation: The Arc
Format: Presentation (pdf)
Region:International, United States of America
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Wish Fulfilling Justice

Published: July 2009

Stories of people with disabilities who are living in their own homes through AHRC’s Homebuilders Program.

Authors: Beth Mount, Carole Gothelf and Jennifer Teich
Author Link:www.ahrcnyc.org
Format: Presentation (pdf)
Region:United States of America
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Paul’s Story: From Hospital to Home

Published: June 2021

Paul lives in his own home, with the independence any adult deserves and back in the community where he belongs. Today, Paul lives the life he chooses.

Organisation: United Response
Format: internet (web)
Region:United Kingdom
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Geoff and Sarah

Published: July 2019

Supportmatch matched Geoff with Sarah,a music teacher who had previous Homeshare experience. They connected immediately at the first meeting; Sarah built a relationship of trust with Geoff from the start.

Organisation: Homeshare UK
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 1
Region:United Kingdom
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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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Tea, Smiles and Empty Promises

Published: May 2021

31 May 2021 marks the ten year anniversary of the exposure of abuse and mistreatment at Winterbourne View, an Assessment and Treatment (inpatient) institution on the outskirts of Bristol, UK. The BBC Panorama documentary ‘Undercover Care’ highlighted a regime of physical and psychological abuse, neglect and mistreatment in a hospital intended to assess and treat some of society’s most vulnerable. This collection of family stories has been developed by some of those families.

Organisation: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 56
Region:International, United Kingdom
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Moving Beyond Institutions: Supporting Independent Living in Europe

Published: June 2017

Simona lived in an institution in Romania for 34 years, where she endured poor living conditions and unnecessary restrictions. Three years ago, Simona moved into a regular house in the town of Mihailesti. She now has friends, a job, the ability to make her own decisions about her life—freedom, in a word. This short film follows the stories of Simona and others who have flourished since leaving institutions and finding a place to call home.

Author: Katharine Boaden
Organisation: Open Society Foundation - Voices
Format: internet (web)
Read time: 20 min(Approximate)
Region:International, European Union
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Leading My Life

Published: March 2020

Luke Nelson shares his story of gaining independence to live the life he chooses.

Author: Luke Nelson
Organisation: Valid
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Claire’s Story

Published: November 2015

Claire’s family describe their journey to support Claire’s  transition from institutionalised care to her own home and community.

Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:United Kingdom
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Living Independently: Trevor chooses how he wants to live

Published: January 2021

Trevor’s life has changed since he chose to live independently in his own apartment.

Organisation: Housing Hub
Format: internet (web)
Region:Australia
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Independent Living: Things that Helped Me Move

Published: January 2021

Sam has moved from a group home into his own apartment. Sam would like to share with others the things that helped this move.

Organisation: Housing Hub
Format: internet (web)
Region:Australia
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Finding Home in Caring Communities

Published: July 2017

A Place to Belong asked three service users about their experiences of home, exploring the meaning of Home.

Author: Damian Le Goullon
Organisation: A Place To Belong
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 4
Region:Australia
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Ned and his Housemates

Published: September 2021

This video describes Individualised Living Options (ILO) in action – Ned’s move to independent living, with his housemates, Nic and Duncan.

Author: Housing Hub
Organisation: https://www.housinghub.org.au/
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia
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Working Towards an ILO

Published: September 2021

Jo talks about her journey of exploration with her son Ned, to achieve an Individualised Living Option that works for him.

Organisation: Housing Hub
Format: Youtube (videoY)
Region:Australia