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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 Modifications Information Clearinghouse

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

The Home Modifications 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.

Survey of adults with any mobility limitation related to ABCB RIA for accessible housing

The Melbourne Disability Institute (University of Melbourne) is urgently undertaking a survey of adults with any mobility limitation (including people with disability and older Australians), followed by interviews, to identify qualitative benefits to people with disability including improved quality of life, well-being and mental health outcomes and greater independence and empowerment.

The Melbourne Disability Institute is undertaking a survey of adults with any mobility limitation

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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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Consultation RIS: Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the NCC

The Consultation Closes on 31 Aug 2020.

A key element of a RIS is understanding the nature and size of the problem that government intervention would address through a regulatory proposal.

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Change of mailing list (listserv) email address

All Occupational Therapists and Built Environment Industry Professionals who are currently registered as members in their respective mailing lists will be impacted by a change to mailing list email addresses.

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New Industry Factsheet: COVID - 19

This factsheet aims to give information on how health professionals and service providers working with older people and people with disability can protect themselves and their clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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This factsheet aims to give information on how health professionals and service providers working with older people and people with disability can protect themselves and their clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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