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Housing and care for younger and older adults with disabilities

AHURI Final Report

Author: Bridge, C., Kendig, H., Quine, S., Parsons, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2002


This paper outlines research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and Sydney Research Centre and examines the relationships between housing and care for younger and older adults with disabilities. Whilst disability, housing, ageing and care are important areas in themselves, the strength of this study is the provision of a national overview of housing as a key issue across and between these policy areas. The significance of the intersections between housing and care is accentuated by population ageing, rising expectations amongst consumer groups and constraints on government expenditure. Adults with disabilities often face multiple vulnerabilities, including limited incomes and social support, and therefore require integrated support delivered to a secure home base.

Further Details

Full Title: AHURI Final Report
Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Accession Number: March, 2004
Legal Note: Faculty of Health Sciences
Keywords: housing improvement, older, mobility
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