The Disability Housing Outcomes Framework pilot results are now in

The Disability Housing Outcomes Framework pilot results

The disability housing sector is facing a changing market with greater consumer choice, yet there is no consistent, sector-wide approach to understand what works. Over the past few years a coalition of organisations across the sector have been working together to develop a common outcomes framework and data collection tool to help understand what good housing looks like for people with disability: the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework.

Following an eight-month codesign process, a pilot has recently been completed across seven organisations nationally including Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers who used the Framework in practice. The purpose of the pilot was to ensure that the Framework and tool provides data that is meaningful for people with disability, practical for providers to implement, and able to inform decision making across a range of stakeholders.

Despite significant challenges arising from Covid-19 pandemic, we are thrilled that the pilot ran successfully for six months and has shown promising results.

Read the pilot results:

What’s next?

Following a successful pilot, the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework Tool is now rolling out across the sector. This means organisations working in disability housing can now use the tool to regularly survey their tenants or customers, and measure their impact against the six DHOF outcomes, compare themselves to industry benchmarks, use the results to inform decision making, and build staff capability through membership of the Community of Practice.

A webinar and a full report on the pilot results will be released in late May 2022. Subscribe to receive notifications and learn more about how you can use the framework and tool in your organisation.