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What is a person-centred approach?: Familiarity and understanding of individualised funding amongst carers in New South Wales

Person-centred approaches place individuals with a disability at the centre of decision making, with their carers and family invited to be partners in the process. Rather than being required to...

Which Employers Offer Hope for Mainstream Job Opportunities for Disabled People?

Employer reluctance to hire disabled people narrows the economic and vocational opportunities of disabled people. This study investigates employer hiring decisions to identify which mainstream...

Why do disability and rehabilitation staff resign?

This paper stresses the importance of analysing the reasons for resignation of employees of both rehabilitation and disability services of all professions. It offers some recommendations for staff retention.

Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability (2016)

An Australian Human Rights Commission National inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability.

Work engagement and job burnout within the disability support worker population

This study examined the association between work engagement an d job burnout among disability support workers. Role ambiguity and job feedback were related to burnout. Clearer job description, on-the-job-feedback and developing skills were recommended.

Working with Policy and Regulatory Factors to Implement Universal Design in the Built Environment: The Australian Experience

Built environments that are usable by all provide opportunities for engagement in meaningful occupations. However, enabling them in day to day design processes and practice is problematic for...

Young adults’ perspectives on their psychosocial outcomes 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury

Purpose – Childhood traumatic brain injury (CTBI) is one of the most common causes of mortality and disability in children and adolescents that impacts on neuropsychological, social and...

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

The study consisted of a literature review, quantitative analysis of existing national data sets, qualitative analysis of focus groups and interview with young carers.

Young Carers Research Project: Final Report

This project aimed to research the number, characteristics and needs of young primary carers in relation to facilitating their social and economic participation in the community.

Young carers: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults

This research is a theoretically-informed and policy-focused quantitative and qualitative study on young carers.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...