Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Our Policies

Our principles in relation to research

  • Data collection procedures will be reviewed by a suitably knowledgeable and representative external project Advisory committee
  • Data gathering undertaken by the clearinghouse will be subject to Human Ethics clearance at the University of New South Wales
  • Information collection will not identify individuals or services without prior permission and information about individual schemes will not be passed on to the funding body
  • Publication of research results

What we cannot do

  • We have no powers to investigate complaints about home modification services in NSW - However, information about any such issues may be helpful for us in providing information about best practice.
  • We cannot make or enforce policy - It is the responsibility of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care in conjunction with stakeholder bodies such as the NSW Home Modification State Council to develop and monitor policy implementation.
  • We are not a disability rights or advocacy organisation - Our role is to give the Home Modification Service Providers in NSW timely and credible advice which takes account of the broad views of all relevant stakeholders.