Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

Housing and Indigenous people living with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

This research project explores the nexus between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disabilities. The housing and community infrastructure needs of this population group have not been previously studied. This Positioning Paper is the first published step of the project. It presents background information and reviews the relevant literature and data to inform the study which is being undertaken during the implementation phase of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. An important part of this study is the collection of narratives from Indigenous people living with disabilities, which will be collected alongside baseline data on the quality, quantity and condition of housing and community infrastructure in three case study communities—Yalata and Point Pearce in SA, and Geelong in Victoria. The study has this focus in order to understand the cultural, physical, social and functional issues of housing and infrastructure and the impacts these have on people’s lives.

ORGANIZATION: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
LOCATION: Australia