Appendix B: Topic Guide

Key topics to explore - what would help, what would hinder

Independence

Social / Community participation

  • Big life decisions - live the life you want
  • Mixing with people generally
  • Where and with whom you live
  • Doing what your peers do
  • Choice in day to day activities
  • Using local social facilities
Topic guide - draft to guide visuals, vignettes

People with disabilities

Advocates, families, frontline staff

IndependenceIndependence
The big life decisionsThe big life decisions

To live the life you want to live and feel happy with your life(e.g. Role, career, relationships)

What would promote greater independence for people with disabilities in living the lives they want to lead

  • What would help you achieve that

What would restrict greater independence for people with disabilities in living the lives they want to lead

  • What would hold you back
 
Choice about where and with whom you liveChoosing where and with whom to live

Where would you like to live in 5 years time?

What do you see as the best housing arrangement for adults with disabilities

  • What would help you achieve that
  • What would help achieve that
  • What would hold you back
  • What would hinder achieving that

Who would you choose to live with?

What supports would help people with disabilities live more independently

  • What would help you achieve that
  • What would hinder that?
  • What would hold you back
 
Everyday lifeEveryday life

What would help you be more independent in your everyday life, and your daily activities and in choosing how you spend your day and where you go to,

What would help people with disabilities be more independent on a day to day basis - how they spend their day, daily and activities, where they go

  • What would hold you back
  • What would hold them back?

Social and community participationSocial and community participation
Mixing with people you want to be withMixing with people you want to be with

What would help you spend more of your day to day time with the people you would like to spend your time with?

What could help someone with a disability mix more in mainstream society?

  • What would help hold you back
  • What would hold them back?
Joining in like your peersJoining in like peers

Think of things and activities you'd like to do that other local people, at your age or stage in life, would do

What would help someone with a disability doing the things they would like to do that others in their area of their age or stage in life would do

  • What would help you do them
  • What would hold them back
  • What would stop you
 
Using local facilitiesUsing local facilities

What would help you use facilities and amenities in your neighbourhood or downtown that you might like to use (e.g. Shops, pubs, cafés, cinema, gym, sports facilities, etc), and what would hold you back

What would help or hinder someone with a disability using facilities and amenities, in the neighbourhood or downtown (e.g. Shops, pubs, cafés, cinema, gym, sports facilities, etc)

Likely Health Questions - views on

Likely Health Questions - views on

Money follows the person/individualised budgets

Money follows the person/individualised budgets

Mainstream services for people with disabilities, e.G separation of housing and health supports; mainstream health services

Mainstream services for people with disabilities, e.G separation of housing and health supports; mainstream health services

Moving from a care framework to supports for inclusion in mainstream activities (work/leisure etc)

Moving from a care framework to supports for inclusion in mainstream activities (work/leisure etc)