Giving young people with high care needs a voice
Young Aussies with high care needs have so far had very little say in their own care and housing. Now for the first time they have an opportunity to voice their opinions.
Youngcare is working in partnership with Griffith University and Recover Injury Research Centre on the world’s first research regarding young people with high care needs. We are finding out about where they want to live, the kind of home they would like to live in, and the type of care they want to receive. The partnership brings together experts in the health, disability and housing sectors to understand young people’s needs and develop better ways to fulfil them.
The findings inform all of Youngcare’s programs, and are allowing us to develop models of supported accommodation that are viable and replicable and that demonstrate best practice in design, care partnerships and lifestyle.
The Knowledge Partnership also means that Youngcare is able to provide the health, disability and housing sectors with practical tools and information to make a difference. Youngcare can advise on:
- New models of support and housing in the community
- Young people’s preferences for housing
- Tools for evaluating quality care provision
- Understanding self-direction and its impact on young people
- Developing evidence-based design specifications for housing that are consumer driven.
Recover Injury Research Centre is a joint initiative of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Griffith University and The University of Queensland. Recover produces breakthrough research which leads to better outcomes after injury, especially when caused by road traffic crashes.
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