Retrofitting, a response to lack of diversity: an analysis of community provider data

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The practice of retrofitting existing homes is increasing. The Home and Community Care Program (HACC) is a collaborative program between the Commonwealth and State Governments that funds housing assistance to make homes more suitable for frail older people and people with disabilities. This paper outlines preliminary findings of secondary analysis of HACC client data for the 2001/2002 reporting period, and selected comparisons with ABS data. This paper highlights the major differences in HACC funded home modification trends among Australian states, client age groups, client’s indigenous status and explore possible explanations for variations. It also provides some feedback from selected New South Wales state departments concerning the relevance of these findings to historical, current and planned policy implementation.
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Bridge, Catherine
Gopalan, Praveen
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2005
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