Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample
The Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) is the first longitudinal survey to investigate perspectives on barriers and facilitators to work for Australians with disability accessing the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. The aim of this paper is to describe the survey development and data collection...
Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): participant report
Employment for people with disability have numerous social, health and economic benefits including greater likelihood of secure housing, reduced poverty, social inclusion as well as better physical and mental health. This report provides new insights regarding the barriers and facilitators of gaining and maintaining employment...
Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): end of study report
This report documents key findings from the Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) project. The project aimed to progress evidence on factors that promote sustainable and meaningful employment outcomes for people with disability who are participants in Disability Employment Services (DES).
Managing COVID-19 outbreaks in disability residential settings: lessons from Victoria's second wave
This study provides insights into the challenges experienced by managers and workers in Victorian disability residential settings in the second wave of Victoria’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Disability support workers: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and communication needs
Between March and April 2021, researchers from the University of Melbourne and UNSW Canberra conducted an online survey of over 350 disability support workers (DSWs) about their opinions and needs surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. This report outlines the survey findings.