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Have your say about living in SDA


Have your say about living in SDA

Outcomes and Experiences of People with Disability Moving into New Housing

What is the study about?

The aim of this research project is to help us better understand the individual experiences and outcomes of people with disability who move into Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in the community. This project involves collecting information from interviews and questionnaires with tenants and those close to them pre-move and at regular intervals up to 3 years post-move.

Why are we doing this study?

We are doing this research to find out more about the experiences and outcomes of people with disability who move into appropriately designed housing within the community. We are interested in finding out what works well and what could be improved so that we can inform the development of future housing and services. Our research will document the lived experience and impact of new housing developments for young people with disability and help to shape innovative housing models in the future.

Who do we want to take part?

Taking part in this research study is optional. We are looking for people who:

  • Are aged 18-65
  • Have disability. Primary disabilities include (but are not limited to): Acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s, other neurological conditions
  • Have an offer of an SDA house or apartment and/or have been living in SDA for up to 6 months
  • Speak/understand English
  • Have adequate communication skills to independently agree to participate. Adequate communication skills means using a variety of ways to communicate including verbal or written communication, verbal prompts, repetition and rephrasing of information or augmentative communication devices

How can I get involved in this research?

If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the form below or email
Dr Stephanie Liddicoat at stephanie.liddicoat@summerfoundation.org.au.

A Summer Foundation Research Team member will then contact you to explain the project in more detail and, if you are interested in participating, arrange a time for an initial interview.

To be eligible to participate in the study, you will have to independently agree to participate. After written consent is obtained, you will be considered part of the research project. All the information you provide during interviews will be de-identified and assigned a unique code. 

  • By completing this form, you give us permission to contact you about potential research projects. It does not commit you to participating in specific projects, but is simply an expression of interest.
  • Having trouble completing this form? Please call us on 1300 626 560 or email us at info@summerfoundation.org.au
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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