This paper reports on recent research that explored the role of relationships with paid support workers in strengthening the rights and wellbeing of young people with cognitive disability in Australia.
This is an outcomes evaluation of arts and sports projects for people with disability. The projects are funded by icare lifetime care, the NSW government agency that provides support to people who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.
People with disability in NSW, who need help managing their finances, often lack support to make decisions about money. This evaluation shows that a funded agency is needed to help people take a more active part in deciding how to spend their money.
This research examined the costs, benefits and impacts for participants, carers, communities and government of the transition to consumer directed care (CDC) markets for respite outputs and outcomes. Drawing on a policy and literature review, stakeholder consultations, and cost/benefit and impact modelling, the project mapped...