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Is There Such a Thing as a Good Group Home?

What does the research tell us?

What action do we need to take to improve quality and safeguarding?

What are the alternatives?


We are excited to be hosting a workshop with Professor Christine Bigby on group homes, which constitutes a significant element of the system of services that support people with disabilities.

Professor Christine Bigby from the La Trobe Living with Disability Research Centre is an expert in the area, having authored a multitude of publications.

Hear the latest research, learn about the impact of the culture in shared living environments and the role of practice leadership. Have the chance to explore the alternatives and learn about practical strategies to make 'good group homes’

What the workshop is about?

  1. Hearing about the latest research related to shared living
  2. The impact of the culture in shared living environments and the role of practice leadership in quality home support
  3. Taking off rose coloured glasses
  4. The alternatives to shared living
  1. Networking with your peers

The workshop will benefit and is open to:

  • Those in a leadership role of accommodation support services
  • Families of people with disability
  • Service coordinators
  • NDIS Planners and Local Coordinators
  • Professional staff who support individuals living in group homes

Workshop Details

Presenter: Professor Christine Bigby, Latrobe University
Date: 19 March 2018
Time: 9:30 am- 3:00 pm
Venue: NDS Training Room
12 Lindsay Street, Perth
Cost Member: $90.00
Cost Non-Member: $120.00
Contact: National Disability Services
 Ph 08 9208-9831

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