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Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Welcome to the Home Modification Information Clearinghouse

Resources for renovation, adaptation and redesign of buildings, especially homes to improve independence, self-care, safety and comfort.

The Home Modification Information Clearinghouse (HMinfo) is a Commonwealth Government funded information service that helps people make informed choices about modifications to their home aimed at improving safety, ease of access and comfort for older people and people with disability.

In addition to providing home modification information to the community, we host discussion forums and produce research and technical publications to support home modification service providers, researchers, practitioners and industry.

HMinfo Consumer Factsheet: Fire Safety - Escape

The new HMinfo publication provides guidance to people with disabilities and older people on how to protect themselves from home fires. 

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HMinfo Annual Report 2019/2020

Home Modification Information Clearinghouse's research activities, financial status and activity plan for the 2019-2020 financial year.

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Disability Gateway pilot website is live

The Department of Social Services (the department) would like to let you know the new National Disability Information Gateway (the Disability Gateway) pilot website was released yesterday and is available at www.disabilitygateway.gov.au.

This pilot website is the first ‘public phase’ of the Australian Government’s commitment to develop a National Disability Information Gateway service.

The full Disability Gateway Service will commence in January 2021 and consist of a website and a national contact centre via a dedicated 1800‑phone number, to connect people with disability, their families and carers, to information and services.

 

The Department of Social Services (the department) would like to let you know the new National Disability Information Gateway (the Disability Gateway) pilot website was released yesterday and is available at www.disabilitygateway.gov.au. This pilot websi

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Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

WHO publication with actions that can protect and/or reduce the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability.

WHO publication with actions that can protect and/or reduce the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability.

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Help us improve bathroom design for wheelchair users!

We are seeking to understand the needs and preferences of wheelchair users in relation to the use of public washbasins. The goal is to provide evidence-based guidelines for the design and installation of these basins that is based on the feedback of the end users.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What demographic changes are driving the need to change residential construction practice?

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