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Sector development and sustainability

Making it Real

Making it Real sets out what people who use services and carers expect to see and experience if support services are truly personalised.

Mediating community participation: practice of support workers in initiating, facilitating or disrupting encounters between people with and without intellectual disability

Promoting community participation for people with intellectual disability through encounters with strangers is an integral part of the mission of disability support workers. This paper explores what makes some staff practices more effective than others in promoting positive encounters with strangers

National evaluation of the aged care innovative pool disability aged care interface pilot: final report

This is a report on the evaluation of nine projects in operation across Australia, in particular, the degree to which aged care pilots offer new choices for older Australians; and their cost.

Nesta

This innovation charity aims to bring experimentation and evidence to innovation policy.

New models of care

Three reports from the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) on making service delivery more client centred.

Older Parent Caregivers' Engagement with the Service System

This article sought to examine the interaction between older parent caregivers' biographies and their involvement with the service system.

Paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability

The aim of this study was to explore changes in paperwork over time in Victorian group homes.

Participation and service access rights for people with intellectual disability: A role for law?

This article analyses the supported decision-making proposals from the Australian State of Victoria against international trends to determine the viability of laws reflecting new international norms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006.

Personal Social Services Research Unit

The PSSRU carries out research in a range of areas of social and health care.

Perspectives of Aboriginal people on disability and care in the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory

A report on the research undertaken by Ninti One to help determine effective support arrangements for Aboriginal people with disabilities living in the Barkley Region of the Northern Territory.

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Research to Action Guides

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