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Being a valuable contributor on the frontline: The self-perception of staff in group homes for people with intellectual disability

Group home frontline staff have a critical role in implementing service policies. This study explores the self-perception of frontline staff about their role in group homes for people with intellectual disability.

Bodies in motion: critical issues between disability studies and multicultural studies

This article seeks to examine disability studies as a position from which multicultural studies can be questioned.


Carecareers is a not-for-profit recruitment initiative aimed at increasing attraction and retention within the community care and disability sector.

Carer and service providers’ experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas

Drawing on data from a larger study into therapy service delivery in a rural and remote area of New South Wales, Australia, this study describes some benefits and barriers to using individual funding (IF) to access therapy services in rural areas.

Carers Australia Annual Report 2013-2014

The report contains highlights from the year, including the Federal Election campaign, the Work & Care initiative, Carers Week and aged care reform; as well as financial reports, a list of all our submissions and all media releases issued during this period.

Competencies of front-line managers in supported accommodation: Issues for practice and future research

This paper examines the core competencies required to be a front-line manager of supported accommodation for people with intellectual disability in Victoria, Australia.

Cost of Providing Specialist Disability Services and Communities Services in Queensland

This report focuses on service delivery and organisational expenditure data for 30 service delivery types funded by the Disability Services Queensland (DSQ) and the Department of Communities (DOC). It identified factors influencing service delivery expenditure.

Culture in Better Group Homes for People With Intellectual Disability at Severe Levels

In depth qualitative case studies were conducted in 3 well performing group homes using participant observation and interviews. The insights from this study provide knowledge to guide service development and evaluation.

Debates about dedifferentiation: twenty-first century thinking about people with intellectual disabilities as distinct members of the disability group

This article reviews research evidence concerning the advantages and disadvantages of "dedifferentiated" policy and service systems for people with intellectual disabilities, the bulk of which addresses education and health service systems.

Disability - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This AIHW page presents snapshot information on disability and disability services in Australia.

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