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Managers’ views of skilled support

Managers of supported accommodation services were interviewed to explore service aims and the nature of, and challenges in providing, skilled support.

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

Mental health services in Australia

The mental health services in Australia section of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) website provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

Missing discourses: concepts of joy and happiness in disability

This paper shows how people with a disability are described in policy and research settings. It suggests that they are often negatively represented. The authors argue that policy‐makers and academics alike need to be sensitive to the dynamics of languages (discourses) about disability.

National Core Indicators: NCI (USA)

NCI™ is a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their own performance.

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.

NDIA report on the methodology of the efficient price

As agreed in the joint pricing working group which comprised equal representation from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), National Disability Services (NDS) and two independent expert consultants, any price build in this context should be si

New models of care

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

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 Opportunities for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Provided by Disability Services in One Australian State

The authors undertook a study to discern the nature and extent of service user participation opportunities within a range of organizations that provide disability services in one Australian state.

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