What? You Want Me to Ask a Person with a Disability Where They Want to Live?

By Julie Mann.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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This qualitative inquiry uses a grounded theory approach to undertake a case study of a specific model of accommodation for a young woman with a disability. The model of accommodation is referred to as the Host Home care model of accommodation and was designed in a collaborative manner with a person-centred focus. While five face-to-face interviews were conducted, this paper focuses on the interview with Opal, the young woman with an intellectual disability. The remaining four interviews were with Opal’s parents and two staff members from the disability-specific organisation that auspiced an individual funding package that supported the Host Home care model of accommodation. Themes that arose from the data analysis identified characteristics of the Host Home model of accommodation from Opal’s perspective. These are presented in this article.

Keywords: Human Rights, Disability, Social Apartheid, Having a Voice

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.37-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 396.164KB).

Julie Mann

Research Worker, Sustainable Regional Programme, Centre for Environmental Management, CQUniversity, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

I am a Research Officer and prior to my research work, I have a professional background of twenty years in the disability sector working in remote and regional locations. My research interests include disability studies, sustainable regional practices, community development, social apartheid and human rights.