Living in your own home with a disability - the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their community

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305299
Title:
Living in your own home with a disability - the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their community
Authors:
O'Connor, Hugh; Gilbert, Maureen; McGrath, Bríd
Affiliation:
OCS Consulting
Citation:
Living in your own home with a disability - the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their community. OCS Consulting, 2012
Publisher:
National Disability Authority
Issue Date:
Jul-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305299
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Recent NDA research shows that living in the community is a necessary condition for enjoying independent living, but that on its own it is not enough. Living independently in the community can also be an isolating experience. There is little research on this topic, in Ireland or elsewhere, so in 2011 the NDA commissioned researchers to conduct semi-structured interviews with people with disabilities who access minimal or no support from specialist disability service providers. The research aimed to find out what makes independent living easier or harder for people with disabilities. In particular, it focused on how people with disabilities living independently in the community access “natural community supports”. These are people who are not disability service providers, but who provide assistance, contact or companionship which enables people with disabilities to participate in their local communities.
Keywords:
DISABILITY; COMMUNITY CARE; SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Local subject classification:
DIABILITIES; INDEPENDENT LIVING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Hughen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Maureenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Bríden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-13T10:21:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-13T10:21:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-07-
dc.identifier.citationLiving in your own home with a disability - the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their community. OCS Consulting, 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305299-
dc.descriptionRecent NDA research shows that living in the community is a necessary condition for enjoying independent living, but that on its own it is not enough. Living independently in the community can also be an isolating experience. There is little research on this topic, in Ireland or elsewhere, so in 2011 the NDA commissioned researchers to conduct semi-structured interviews with people with disabilities who access minimal or no support from specialist disability service providers. The research aimed to find out what makes independent living easier or harder for people with disabilities. In particular, it focused on how people with disabilities living independently in the community access “natural community supports”. These are people who are not disability service providers, but who provide assistance, contact or companionship which enables people with disabilities to participate in their local communities.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Disability Authorityen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherDIABILITIESen_GB
dc.subject.otherINDEPENDENT LIVINGen_GB
dc.titleLiving in your own home with a disability - the experiences of people with disabilities of support from their communityen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentOCS Consultingen_GB
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.