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The value of peer operated service

This article, presented by Social Ventures Australia, seeks to explore the value of support provided by people with a lived experience of mental health issues. While this service had grown over the last 30 years, there has been little evaluation on its direct impact.

This is my home: belonging, disability and diversity

This report explores the perceptions of what home, belonging and social connection mean for people with disability from Non English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB).

To be or to refuse to be? Exploring the concept of leisure as resistance for young people who are visually impaired

This article seeks to explore the concept of leisure as a form of resistance to social constraints of blindness.

Transitions onto the age pension an analysis of FaCS longitudinal administrative data

This report was prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services to assist in the assessment of policy options to encourage employment and self-sufficiency among people aged 50 or more.

Understanding Disability: An Analysis of the Influence of the Social Model of Disability in the Drafting of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and in Its Interpretation and Application

This article analyses the limit of Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) as a tool towards delivery of equality of opportunity in education to people with disabilities.

Understanding the social costs of psychosis: The experience of adults affected by psychosis identified within the second Australian national survey of psychosis

This study examines the impact of psychosis on an individual’s social and community participation. Social integration increases both mental and social well-being.

United Kingdom Life Opportunities Survey

This UK survey aims to identify the reasons why people with disability do not participate in the community as much as they would like. It also explores topics such as living standards, housing, discrimination and crime.

Voting with an 'unsound mind'? A comparative study of the voting rights of persons with mental disabilities

People with actual or assumed impaired decision making capacity have been marginalised from debates over systems of voting.

Wheeling free?: Disability studies meets media studies and the Australian media

This article seeks to examine the lives of disabled people in the media to determine how best practices can be developed and implemented.

Whose Life Story Is It? Self-Reflexive Life Story Research with People with Intellectual Disabilities

This article explores the unique relationship between the interviewer and the interviewee that lies at the heart life story research with people with intellectual disabilities.

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