This strategy document outlines the Victorian government’s three year plan to enhance the economic participation of people with disability.
The focus of this project is specifically on adults with intellectual disabilities who have high support needs and experience almost complete exclusion from employment, much more than other disability groups.
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
This report makes twenty recommendations which aim to strengthen the effectiveness of the NDIS to ensure that children can be appropriately supported to reach their full potential.
Most of the findings in this report are based on the 2017 Annual Market Survey, which saw 516 disability service providers share their experiences. The survey focuses on the 2016-17 financial year, and highlights the key concerns of the sector, as well as what’s needed...
This web report uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to examine access to a range of health services by people with disability aged under 65 who lived in the community.
This inquiry focused on one aspect of the Disability Strategy, the accessibility and inclusiveness of the Australian community for people with disability.
This report combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the ACT over the last decade.
The scale, pace and nature of the changes that the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia. To reach the estimated 475 000 participants in the scheme by 2019 20, the NDIA needs to approve hundreds of plans a day and review hundreds more. The...
The article analyses evidence relating to the outcomes reported from countries that have experimented with individual funding approaches and sets out lessons concerning their implementation, in terms of the further development of the NDIS.
I recently attended the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service conference in Brisbane, and was surprised that at Australia’s premier forum on primary health care (PHC) there was not one presentation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the impact of its rollout...
This WA disability services industry plan provides a snapshot of the key findings, analysis of service capability and strategies for transition.
This report provides an overview of activities that relate to the implementation, performance and governanceof the NDIS from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
The current status of the disability accommodation market is fragmented and underfunded. As a result, it is an inflexible market where consumers have limited choice in their housing options.
The local government disability inclusion resource has been designed for use by all local governments around Australia.
The NDIS eligibility criteria for people with mental illness is a central concern for all stakeholders. This report found that whilst the current eligibility criteria could be improved to provide greater clarity, the apparent reliance on diagnosis, rather than functional needs, is likely to result...
This research report that aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. It draws on the experiences of women with disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse and have used tertiary response services.
This report looks at a range of work that is underway across the disability, health and ageing sectors to strengthen and safeguard the rights of vulnerable Victorians.