People with disabilities--Services for

Report

24 May 2017

A Melbourne Social Equity Insititute research team recently embarked on a project to explore the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.

Introduced in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme...

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Discussion paper

04 May 2017

The vision of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is compelling:

• choice and control for people with disability and their families;

• double the funding for disability support to respond to the high need for services and equipment;

• an insurance approach that...

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Discussion paper

01 Mar 2017

People with disability represent a fifth of the Australian population (AIHW 2015), and this proportion is expected to increase with population ageing. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being progressively rolled out across Australia, this is a particularly appropriate time for...

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Research report

12 Dec 2016

This report presents the results of evaluation of two block-funded carer support programs run by Anglicare Sydney – Support Coordination (SCP) and Respite Options (ROP). Evaluation data was collected over a number of years using entry and evaluation surveys, which incorporated several outcomes...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

People with intellectual disability face a range of challenges on their release from prison due both to their own needs and the complexity of the service delivery system, which can make effective service delivery difficult. This difficulty is exacerbated by the sometimes combative nature of...

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Research report

25 Nov 2016

The principles on which the NDIS is founded remain compelling and inspiring. Doubling the funding for disability support to rectify the chronic under-supply of services, choice and control for people with disability and their families, an insurance approach that focuses on early intervention and...

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Commentary

Article

28 Sep 2016

Three months into the full implementation of the biggest reform the disability sector in Australia has ever seen, we spoke to four disability providers about their journey to introduce and leverage innovation strategies within their organisations. Having observed House with No Steps, Cerebral...

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Commentary

Article

08 Jul 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allows Australians with a disability to choose which agencies or people they wish to collaborate with to help achieve their goals.

For Indigenous people, there are many positives to this scheme. It provides the opportunity to address the...

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Research report

15 Jun 2016

This report examines the extent to which Queensland’s guardianship system upholds the right of people to make their own decisions. The report found that aspects of Queensland's guardianship legislation uphold and support a person's decision-making autonomy, but it also imposes limits to...

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Research report

01 Mar 2016

Initiatives to improve the social and economic outcomes for individuals with disability and their families are shaping structural reform within the disability sector. Key reforms include the move away from a welfare-driven jurisdictional model, to start a market-driven, national approach. Within...

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Research report

16 Feb 2016

The deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care in Queensland between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. The review highlighted numerous risk factors and vulnerabilities, and identified key areas in the delivery of health and disability services that require reform. The report presents...

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Research report

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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Research report

03 Jun 2015

The Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services (DSS) group has developed a four-year Strategic Plan for 2014 to 2018.

Summary

The plan sets out the vision for Disability Support Services – that disabled people and their families are supported to live the...

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Submission

30 Apr 2015

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is the voice of Multicultural Victoria. It is a member driven organization with a statewide leadership role in lobbying all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas such as employment, education, health, disability,...

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Research report

31 Oct 2014

Executive summary

This technical report details the processes undertaken to estimate the number of parents with intellectual disability on social security payments in Australia and their characteristics at a given time period.

Method

We...

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Research report

01 Sep 2014

The report includes identification of important issues which cross the three Community Visitor Program streams: Disability Services, Residential Services, and, Mental Health.

Introduction

Community Visitors are independent volunteers who safeguard the interests of...

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Research report

31 Jul 2014

Executive summary

This technical report details the processes undertaken to estimate the prevalence of parents with intellectual disability in the Australian population, their characteristics and living circumstance based on analysis of data available from Australian...

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Journal article

02 Jan 2013

Public policy based on a pro-work philosophy has encouraged the employment of people with disabilities. Using a national sample of 170 care recipient–caregiver cohabiting dyads, we investigated a model linking the care recipient's weekly work hours (0–45) to the psychological outcomes...

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Discussion paper

26 Nov 2009

Submissions are invited on potential improvements to audio description and captioning levels in Australia for free-to-air and subscription television, DVDs, films in cinemas and audio-visual content on the internet.

This discussion report is intended to summarise approaches under...

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Research report

30 Jul 2009

The South Australian Premier, The Hon. Mike Rann, sought advice from the Social Inclusion Board on new and effective ways to support young people with a disability to transition to the post-school environment.

The Board has concluded that young people with a disability most 'at risk' of...

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