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Deinstitutionalisation, housing for the disabled and the church

Housing for the Disabled and the Christian Church

Author: Bisset, H.
Year: 1988
Type: Conference Proceedings


This paper sets the process of deinstitutionalisation in the context of the Australian housing crisis. It asks the question as to whether initiating the process was an error given the growing number of people with a disability who are becoming homeless. After analysing the philosophy of normalisation from a Christian perspective the paper concludes that deinstitutionalisation must continue but with more resources to assist the disabled to access services in the community and integrate with local neighbourhoods. It proposes an active role for the Church in this process through the provision of accommodation, advocating higher levels of support services and building inclusive communities.

Further Details

Publish Location Melbourne
Publisher Crossroads Victoria
Accession Number 12.3.03
Notes Paper presented at a conference held by Crossroads Victoria titled 'Housing for the disabled and the Christian Church'. November 1988 Victorian Council of Churches, Housing Policy and Development Unit, 3rd Floor, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000 $3.00
Keywords Australia, mobility, housing improvement

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