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General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2014

This is a summary of findings which provides a snapshot of the data collected in the 2014 General Social Survey. The findings present how Australia has progressed on aspects of social capital such as participation, support, feelings of safety and trust.

Health status and coping strategies among older parent-carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an australian sample

This article examines health status and coping strategies among of a group of older Australian parents caring for an adult son or daughter with intellectual disabilities.

Improving Staff Capacity to Form and Facilitate Relationships for People with Severe Intellectual Disability: ‘It’s a Slow Process’

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a 'relationships model' intervention would lead to change in the frequency of social interaction, and the nature of relationships between direct support staff and people with severe intellectual disability.

Inclusive and empowering discourse in an early childhood literacy classroom with Indigenous students

This paper describes a school teacher's strategies that contributed significantly to the academic development of Indigenous students. Good teacher-student relationships and inclusive approach were key to success.

Issues of active ageing: Perceptions of older people with lifelong intellectual disability

The study aimed to investigate the lived experiences of older people with lifelong intellectual disability and to explore the meaning of active ageing for this group.

Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation

Quarterly journal covering issues such as disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory.

Living with Disability Research Program, LaTrobe University

This research program is led by Christine Bigby, who is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at La Trobe University.

London School of Economics, Health and Social Care

A research centre incorporating groups in health, social science research and social care research.

Making Life Good in the Community: measures of resident outcomes and staff perceptions of the move from an institution

This report sets out the findings from that large-scale outcome survey that aimed to provide statistical indicators of changes to the quality of life of the former residents of KRS who moved to group homes in the community.

Mindful embodied dialogues in community-based physiotherapy

This study explored how relationships among carers, physiotherapists and clients evolve over time. It suggests that these relationships develop in complex ways that are often ignored in therapeutic practice.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...