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Sector development and sustainability

Australian Social Trends, 2006

This is the 13th edition of an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern.

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.

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 in Australia: assisting frail older people and people with a disability

This report is concerned with the work of those who provide care to adults and children who require the assistance of others because of disability, including age-related frailty. Such work is widely referred to as ‘informal care’.

Centre for Disability Studies

CDS works with NGOs, Government, People with Disability, family members, and other stakeholders doing research, evaluation and training projects.

Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Researchers assessed two tools used for diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability. The two checklists were almost similar. The carer checklist was more suitable than the GP tool.

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

A clearinghouse for research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

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.

Creating your theory of change: NPC’s practical guide

This practical guide draws on work with clients and partners over several years to help organisations of all shapes and sizes think through the theory of change process from beginning to end.

Department of Employment: Vacancy Report

The Vacancy Report contains the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, My Career, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch.

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