Melbourne Social Equity Institute

Owning Institution:

Report on the deliberative engagement process with Victorian consumers

This report documents the deliberative community engagement program delivered to inform Vulnerability Strategy to facilitate more equitable access to essential services.

Enhancing access and support for water customers with cognitive disabilities

Water is an essential service. All customers need to understand how the water services they use are provided, regulated and priced, but water businesses’ current processes may not serve the needs of every customer. This guide provides practical resources to assist water retailers to enhance...

Understanding elder abuse: a scoping study

The aim of this scoping study is to consider how elder abuse is conceptualised across different dimensions and settings, what mechanisms and interventions have been used to ameliorate abuse, and how effective these interventions have been.

Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention of persons with cognitive disabilities

This report summarises the findings of a two-year research project designed to develop practical and legal solutions to the problem of persons with cognitive disabilities – and particularly Indigenous people with cognitive disabilities – being found unfit to plead and detained indefinitely in Australia.

Choice, control and the NDIS

This project explores the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.