Opening the Door Project

The Opening the Door project aims to support people with disability to achieve choice and control with their housing options, including through:

  • Developing and sharing online resources. You can access these from other project pages to the Opening the Door drop down menu.  You can find some useful resources here.
  • Forums designed to both share information and gather experiences
  • Support existing and establish new peer networks.

Project Partners

Opening the Door Project Logo

Rights and Inclusion Australia logo

National Shelter Logo and hyperlink to their website

Enliven Community Logo with hyperlink to website

and the state & territory members of National Shelter

Project funding is through the Australian Government’s Information, Linkages & Capacity Building program.


Opening the Door News & Updates

Over the coming months you will find more information here. These pages are the primary source for information on the Opening the Door Project.


Opening the Door Facebook Discussion Group

The Opening the Door Facebook Discussion Group is a private, online forum for people with disability and carers to engage on housing issues that they want to discuss with others. The group is moderated by R&IA. Click on Facebook icon below.

Facebook logo


Introductory Videos

View the following videos to learn more about the Opening the Door project, as well as for an overview of the Australian housing context. You can find links to referenced websites below the video's. Easy Read guides are also in development for each video – Similarly written descriptions to any slide shown in a video are in development - links to these are provided where available.

Introduction to the Opening the Door project (Video 1)

Easy Read Guide – Word - PDF

What is Adequate Housing (Video 2)

Opening the Door - Overview of our Forums (Video 3)

Note: Forum formats changing partly due to COVID, with more of an online focus.
Easy Read Guide coming soon

Opening the Door - Peer Groups and Education (Video 4)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Australian Housing Context - Overview (Video 5)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Australian Housing Context - Housing Continuum (Video 6)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Australian Housing Context - Owning your own home (Video 7)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Australian Housing Context - Private Rentals (Video 8)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Links noted to video

Note – these links will take you to an external website
National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) - listing of State and Territory-based tenants’ unions and tenant advice services across Australia

Australian Housing Context - Social Housing (Video 9)

Easy Read Guide coming soon

Australian Housing Context - Homelessness Services (Video 10)

Easy Read Guide coming soon