Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Search Form

Getting the balance right: Commonwealth vs State disability vs. carers

Community, State Or Family: a Question of Responsibility: National Summit Conference

Author: Woodruff, J.
Year: 1998
Type: Conference Paper


The balance of the rights of the child with a disability and the rights of the parent is considered in this article which addresses the tensions which are inherent in the relationships between people with a disability, carers, services and public policy. The shift from funding around programs to funding around people is discussed in relation to programs such as the Home and Community Care Program, the Respite Care Program, and the Disability Services Program. Support for carers is examined with reference to income support, supported accommodation, sources of funding for disability services, early intervention, the rights of carers as well as the rights of people with a disability. The need for partnerships between government and private providers, funders, people with disabilities, carers, families and other community members is emphasised.

Further Details

Publish Dates 78
Pages 78-81
Publish Location Canberra, ACT
Publisher Carers Association of Australia
Accession Number November, 2011
Notes Print retained
Research Notes Electronic copy added 03/07/2013
Keywords mobilitychildcarerpolicy compliance

Reads 204