Disability Research and Education.
The Donald Beasley Institute is a national, independent, non-profit organisation based in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Housing in New Zealand -
My Experiences, My Rights
What is this study about?
In Aotearoa New Zealand, disabled people are homeowners, renters, boarders, living with families, living in group homes, or homeless.
Sometimes the houses disabled people live in are not adequate or safe.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international agreement.
It sets out what the New Zealand Government must do to make sure disabled people have the same rights as everybody else.
This includes a disabled person’s right to choose where and how they live, and the right to an adequate standard of living.
It is important to understand if, and how well, this is happening.
In this study we will talk to 60 disabled people about their housing experiences.
We want to know what disabled people think and feel about the houses they live in, and what types of houses they would like to live in in the future.
Participant Recruitment has now closed.
If you would like to recieve updates on this project or information about future research opportunities, please send your contact details to:
Project Coordinator: Dr Robbie Francis (027 529 2114)