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I-CAN : instrument to classify support needs for people with disability

This article seeks to explore the usability of I-CAN: an instrument that aims to assess the frequency and intensity of support needs for people with disability.

Individual funding for disability support: What are the implications for accountability?

A range of different countries have experimented with the concept of individualised funding and self-directed support, particularly for long term care. With the introduction of the National...

Individual funding: Building community capacity through action research

People with self-directed supports feel they have a greater amount of choice and control compared to people who have support packages from service providers.

Influencers in the participation of Aboriginal people in disability support services

The prevalence of disability in Australia’s Aboriginal population is over twice the rate of disability in the non-Aboriginal population. Despite this, the rates of Aboriginal people with disability being supported by disability services are consistently reported to be low.

Institute for Volunteering Research

The Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) is a world-class research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering. We undertake research, consultancy and evaluation projects to help improve policy and practice. For our free volunteering report

Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch

On 7 December 2012, COAG reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by signing an Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch.

Investigating the importance of various individual, interpersonal, organisational and demographic variables when predicting job burnout in disability support workers

This study identified factors contributing to burnout among disability support workers. Some key factors were challenging behaviour, workload, supervisor support, work-home conflict, role ambiguity and so on.

Issues affecting therapist workforce and service delivery in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of policymakers, managers and senior therapists

This study reports on services to people with disabilities in rural and remote NSW. Professionals raised concerns about workforce and service delivery.

Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE)

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Key Elements of Child Safe Organisations

This research, for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, identifies key elements of child safe organisations, including the needs of children with disability.

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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...