Cairns Community Housing Initiative

Housing and Homelessness

Home is where the heart is. But for people with brain injury we know this is frequently not the case, with many experiencing housing instability, living in aged care or in housing that does not meet their needs.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disabilities have much lower rates of access to appropriate services and supports including the NDIS.

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Rural and Remote

People with brain injury living in rural and remote locations have significantly less access to services and supports, due to the lack of availability in these areas.

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Law Courts

Justice and Corrections

We understand the need for appropriate disability identification and referral processes to better support people with brain injury subject or at risk of custodial sentences and reduce recidivism.

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Ageing focus area

Ageing

We know that for people over 65, there is an increased incidence of conditions that lead to brain injury including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia disorders and injury through falls.

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Domestic Violence

We recognise the significance of the strong association that has been found between brain injury and domestic violence, from the perspective of both perpetrators and victims.

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Child Protection, Youth and Family Services

Child Protection, Youth and Family Services

Adverse life experiences can influence vulnerability to disadvantage including violence, trauma and substance (AOD) misuse, all of which can lead to brain injury.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

We are committed to increasing awareness about FASD, particularly in relation to people who may be undiagnosed and at risk of homelessness and/or engagement with the criminal justice system.

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To learn more about our work to create change around brain injury, please contact us today. We would love to hear from you!

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