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Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

Posted on: 4 April, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016
Related to Disability Environmental health Social and emotional wellbeing Social issues

Grant E, Zillante G, Tually S, Chong A, Srivastava A, Lester L, Beilby J, Beer A (2016)
Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure
Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

This paper presents a research project which explores the connection between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disabilities. It provides background information and reviews the relevant literature and data to inform the study undertaken during the implementation phase of the National disability insurance scheme. Vital to this study is the collection of narratives from Indigenous people living with disabilities, collected alongside baseline data on the quality, quantity and condition of housing and community infrastructure in three case study communities – Yalata and Point Pearce in South Australia, and Geelong in Victoria. The focus of the study is to understand the cultural, physical, social and functional issues of housing and infrastructure and the impacts these have on people’s lives.

Abstract adapted from authors

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