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Christiane Purcal

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University of New South Wales
Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW)

Dr Christiane Purcal is a Research Associate at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the organisation, implementation and evaluation of social policy programs regarding informal and formal care provision. She conducts research on disability policy, child care, informal carer policies, and child and family services. Recent projects include Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants on grandparents who raise their grandchildren, on child care, and on young carers; evaluations of individual funding approaches for disability support; and the national evaluation of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. Christiane’s first career was in journalism, and she has worked as a journalist and academic researcher in Germany, Canada and Australia.


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29 Jan 2016

This project used a social action research approach with two groups of Victorian children and young people with intellectual disability aged 9-22 and their parents. The groups conducted research and provided peer support about their experiences with self-directed disability support. The...

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17 Aug 2015

Individual packages give funding to a person with disability to live how they choose.
The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW to design an evaluation framework and collect...

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17 Aug 2015

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia to design an evaluation framework and collect data for the accommodation support and funding models...

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21 Feb 2015

High hopes for the NDIS are that people with disability will be able to live as independently as they choose, with the housing of their choice, and with the paid support that suits their preferences and life goals. Research conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre for the NSW government...

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18 Aug 2014

How are people with disability experiencing and managing the transition towards self directed support and preparing for the NDIS? In this project, small groups of people with disability around Australia met over 6 months to talk about their disability support. The peer support groups enabled...

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02 Feb 2014

This report describes the methodology for evaluating the Integrated Services Program, which establishes cross-agency responses for adult clients who have multiple and complex needs such as mental illness, intellectual disability and acquired brain injury and who exhibit behaviours that might...

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30 May 2013

This report presents an evaluation of a school readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs, assessing the benefits for the children, their families and communities as well as local service providers. The outcomes of the evaluation may be useful when considering future...

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30 Dec 2011

This paper is an initial step towards building an evidence base on Australian community attitudes to people with disability, on the impact of these attitudes on outcomes for people with disability and on effective policies for improving community attitudes towards them.

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30 Dec 2011

This paper is an initial step towards building an evidence base on Australian community attitudes to people with disability, on the impact of these attitudes on outcomes for people with disability and on effective policies for improving community attitudes towards them.

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08 Jul 2010

 

This report was funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs under the Social Policy Research Services agreements, and undertaken by the Social Policy Research Centre and the Disability Studies and Research Centre at the University of New...

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