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Improving staff capacity to form and facilitate relationships for people with severe intellectual disability: ‘it’s a slow process’

The study aim discussed in this report was to evaluate whether an intervention based on the relationship model would lead to change in the frequency of social interaction, and the nature of the relationship between direct support staff and people with severe intellectual disability.
Briefing paper

Adult social care and COVID-19 after the first wave: assessing the policy response in England

This briefing reviews national government policies on adult social care in England after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, covering the period between June 2020 and March 2021.
Report

Anticipating and addressing the impending shortage of skilled disability support workers

This study examines skills production and utilisation for the disability sector to provide an assessment of the adequacy of current modes of skills acquisition for disability support workers.
Report

Treasured lives

This report outlines research on enabling older Tasmanians who have challenges related to hoarding and maintaining a healthy home to age well at home.
Discussion paper

Repositioning respite in consumer directed service systems

This paper seeks to reposition the concept of carer respite within increasingly consumer-directed care service systems in NSW. It also aims to provide an evidence base to support the ongoing provision and funding of supports that enable carers to take breaks from the caring role...
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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.
Working paper

Opportunity costs of unpaid caregiving: evidence from panel time diaries

In this paper, the authors examine the association between unpaid caregiving by older Americans and time allocated to labor supply, home production, leisure and personal care.
Briefing paper

The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and caregivers in academia

The findings from this project not only reinforce many of the same trends that others are reporting—that women and caregivers are at a huge disadvantage as the pandemic persists—but also brings new data to the fore on the particular activities where these gaps exist.
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Supporting carers to succeed in Australian higher education

Australians who care for people with a disability, illness, or a broader need often embody many of the qualities sought by universities. The purpose of this research project was to establish the first major evidence base for analysing student carers in Australian higher education.
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Assessing cash-for-care benefits to support aging at home in Canada

Canada’s long-term care (LTC) system needs an overhaul. In this study, a group of leading scholars argue that the challenge facing Canada’s policy-makers is to not only adequately meet the growing needs for LTC services, but also to ensure that those services are delivered where...