Alternate housing futures for young people with disability

Published in August 2015

Currently, over 2300 young people live in nursing homes in NSW. The freedom to choose where and with whom one lives is a fundamental freedom, but it is one few people with disability are able to exercise.

And when the right mix of accommodation and support is not available in the community, the only option for some is to live alongside the frail and elderly in residential aged care.

NI and UTS Design Innovation Research Centre are working together to deliver an ‘Envision and Frame’ design thinking process to better understand and frame the problem. This process will then feed into an innovation and impact phase to identify and implement solutions to address the future housing needs of 18-64-year-olds with a disability.

The Envision and Frame design thinking process will be delivered via a series of participatory design thinking workshops and processes with key stakeholders including young people in nursing homes, industry partners, impact investors, and social innovators from October 2015 – February 2016.

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