A case study about the supported participation of older men with lifelong disability at Australian community-based Men's Sheds

Wilson, Nathan J., Stancliffe, Roger J., Gambin, Nicolette, Craig, Diane, Bigby, Christine and Balandin, Susan 2015, A case study about the supported participation of older men with lifelong disability at Australian community-based Men's Sheds, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 330-341, doi: 10.3109/13668250.2015.1051522.

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Title A case study about the supported participation of older men with lifelong disability at Australian community-based Men's Sheds
Author(s) Wilson, Nathan J.
Stancliffe, Roger J.
Gambin, Nicolette
Craig, Diane
Bigby, Christine
Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Journal name Journal of intellectual and developmental disability
Volume number 40
Issue number 4
Start page 330
End page 341
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-10-02
ISSN 1366-8250
1469-9532
Keyword(s) disability
Men's Sheds
mentors
participation
retirement
social inclusion
Summary Background This article presents an insight into the supported participation of older men with a lifelong disability in community Men's Sheds. We draw on a subsample of men from a 3-year study that explored how older people with a lifelong disability could be supported to transition to retirement from sheltered workshops. Method Data arose from a range of sources – both quantitative and qualitative – and are structured here into a descriptive case study about how mentors at Men's Sheds provided support to older men (n = 9) with lifelong disability. Findings Older men with disability want to enjoy an active retirement similar to their peers without disability. These men can join mainstream community groups such as Men's Sheds, provided they are offered just the right amount and type of support. Conclusion Men's Sheds are largely untapped community resources where men with disability are welcome, provided that appropriate support is offered to the members of the shed.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/13668250.2015.1051522
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Australian Society for Intellectual Disability
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074931

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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