The residential services provisions in the Disability Act 2006 have been developed to create specific rights for individuals residing in residential services, while enabling disability service providers to fulfil their obligations.
There are additional provisions for providers of disability residential services in community residential units, including the provision of notices.
A residential service is the broad term used for a variety of living arrangements where accommodation and support is provided, or arranged by disability service providers for people with a disability. There are many terms used to describe residential services including:
- Community residential units (or group homes)
- Shared supported accommodation
- Residential houses
- Residential units.