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The role of practice leadership in active support: impact of practice leaders’ presence in supported accommodation services

This study explores the differences in staff practice associated with the presence of a practice leader in a shared supported accommodation service.

The state of the community service sector in New South Wales 2014

This report presents findings from a survey of non-government, not-for-profit community service organisations operating in New South Wales (NSW).

Third sector in transition–A question of sustainability for community service organizations and the sector?

This paper sough to examine how market reforms impacted on nonprofit disability organizations in Queensland and Victoria. A conceptual framework for sustainability of the community service sector is presented.

Tizard Centre, University of Kent

The Tizard Centre is one of the leading UK academic groups working in learning disability and community care.

Upholding the right to life and health

A review of the deaths in care of people with disability in Queensland, this report reviews the deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care between 2009 and 2014.

Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to identify preliminary comprehensive and brief core sets for multiple sclerosis

This article seeks to identify core sets (categories) for multiple sclerosis (MS), in a Delphi process using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Welfare expenditure Australia 2002-03

This report provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2002-03.

Welfare expenditure Australia 2003-04

This report provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services and social security benefits in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2003-04.

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.

Workforce Planning for Support Workers in the Disability Services Sector

This is a report commissioned by ACROD (National Industry Association for Disability Services) to review the disability

services sector in Western Australia as a result of the critical workforce planning issues that

were emerging in the sector.

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