Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Housing and Indigenous disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

Posted on: 26 June, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Disability Environmental health Social and emotional wellbeing Policies Social issues South Australia Victoria

Grant E, Zillante G, Srivastava A, Tually S, Chong A (2017)
Housing and Indigenous disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure
Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability. It incorporated three case studies from Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia and Greater Geelong in Victoria that revealed poor health and disability are major issues facing the Indigenous populations in these areas. The research highlights the need for specialist facilities for Indigenous people with disability designed and built in consultation with the local community and stakeholders, and that the National Disability Insurance Scheme understand and account for the challenges facing Indigenous people with disability.

Abstract from Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

scroll to the top