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Tizard Centre, University of Kent

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

Tizard Learning Disability Review

The Tizard Learning Disability Review is a key journal for managers, practitioners, students and academics who work in the field of learning disability.

Transformations of Care: Living the consequences of changing public policies in Australia

This report presents the main findings from an ADHC funded research project focussing on NSW care workers.

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).

Valuing people through law: whatever happened to Marion?

People with disability are amongst the most disempowered members of our community. This article seeks to explore the High Court's decision in Marion's case which leant support to the rights of people with disability to be included in the community.

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.

Where is the Evidence? Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice

Australian Policy Online (APO) has released a new research report, – Where is the Evidence – Realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice.

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.

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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Research to Action Guides

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