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Understanding Aboriginal Australian's for more Effective Provision of Home Modification Services - Summary Bulletin

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Sent 23/05/2007 17:36:46

Dear All,

The information bulletin, 'Understanding Aboriginal Australians for more Effective Provision of Home Modification Services', is designed to assist Occupational Therapists, Home Modification and Maintenance Practitioners, Building Industry Professionals, Health Practitioners, and anyone with an interest in understanding the Indigenous community, with the background information necessary to work in an indigenous community with a degree of greater confidence.

Providing an introductory background to the multiplicity of perspectives, behaviours and belief systems that may exist among Aboriginal Australian people, this document has gone through an extensive process of review and feedback, and has been presented to a number of experts, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, Occupational Therapists and Home Modification and Maintenance providers.

The document, attached, has been published to the 'Occasional Research Papers' section of the Home Modification and Maintenance Clearinghouse website -, and can be easily downloaded for printing.

Thankyou to everyone who provided necessary, and vital, feedback and input, in the preparation of this document - it would not have come together without you. Although the document has gone through extensive review, I cannot provide a guarantee that all the information provided in this document is without error. If you do become aware of any statements or information in the document which you believe is inaccurate, please contact me, or the HMinfo Clearinghouse, so that the information may be revised.

Please feel free to forward this bulletin to your email listings and contacts, and to make availability of the document on the Clearinghouse website well known.

As this document is focused more on a social and psychological aspect of the home modification process, rather than a standards and building/design perspective, we would appreciate feedback as to the practical usefulness of the information provided, and whether further information in a similar style, or on particular topics, would be useful to readers.


Best wishes,

Tanja von Behrens
HMinfo Clearinghouse
University of Sydney

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