Civica Think Tank

Civica Think Tank presentation, discussion and Q&A

Disabled man sitting in a wheelchair in the domestic kitchen. Close up of leg and hand, unrecognizable person.
Thursday 29 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Improving housing and accessibility for people with disability

Three key presentations will highlight the housing challenges faced by families and individuals living with a disability, the influence the NDIS is having on the current housing market and policy settings and how to achieve a model of universal housing design.

Papers in this session have been co-authored by
1.Margaret Ward, Australian Network for Universal Housing Design, Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design
2.Dr Emma Bould, Monash University and Assoc Prof Kate Tregloan, University of Melbourne

This session is sponsored by:



Libby Callaway
Senior Lecturer, Monash University
Libby Callaway is a registered occupational therapist, having worked for the past 25 years in the field of neurological rehabilitation in Australia and the USA. Since 1999, Libby has been the director and principal occupational therapist at Neuroskills, a communi... view
Michael Bleasdale
CEO, ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS)
Michael is the CEO of the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS), a position he took up in September 2018. Prior to this he worked as the CEO and then Managing Director of Home Modifications Australia, after holdi... view
Samantha Frain
Executive Director, Northcott Innovation
Sam is the Executive Director of Northcott Innovation, the disability focussed not-for-profit behind the Nest home matching platform. With a background in Occupational Therapy, Sam has spent her career working alongside people with disability, their families/carers and their communities ... view


Neale Walsh
Director, Customer Engagement – Government & Social Housing Solutions, Civica Pty Limited
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