Study on indigenous disability housing

ON A MISSION: Dr Elizabeth Grant.
ON A MISSION: Dr Elizabeth Grant.

A WORLD first study will be brought to Ceduna and it will be looking for local participants to discuss indigenous disability housing in the region.

After receiving a grant from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the University of Adelaide formed the project to discuss issues and concerns with indigenous residents effected by disability.

Last week Research Leader of Housing and Indigenous Disability Doctor Elizabeth Grant visited Ceduna and met with strategic stakeholders to locate participants for workshops and individual interviews.

From November 17 to 21 a team from the university will visit Ceduna and Yalata to form the case study and listen to experiences of indigenous individuals and families. Dr Grant said the study was aimed at finding out what a broad range of indigenous people living with a disability needed in terms of housing.

"Over 50 per cent of the Aboriginal population live with one of a wide range of disabilities," Dr Grant said.

The team is asking for anyone interested in participating to contact Dr Grant on 0404 365 833 or email elizabeth.grant@adelaide.edu.au

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