Projects

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A literature review about the role of assistive technology in supporting people with a physical disability and complex care needs Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess

This project, for Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Communities NSW, consists of a literature review about the role of assistive technology (AT), including home modifications, in supporting people with physical disabilities and complex care needs. Recent increased interest in the…

A review of the provision of youth mental health services in NSW Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

SPRC have undertaken a review aimed at assessing the implementation stage of Youth Mental Health Service Models (YMHSM's) in each NSW Area Health Service. The review is identifying the key elements of a model for delivery of effective mental health services for young people, and to make…

ASELCC Research Coordinator Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Sandra Gendera

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015. The Research Coordinator role…

Accommodating the NDIS: Maximising housing choice in a reformed disability sector Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera, Trish Hill

The study identifies factors enabling people with disability to retain or transition into housing which better suits their needs and preferences, and considers housing policy options in response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), through analysis of existing individualised…

Ageing and Australian Disability Enterprises Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

The ageing of the business services workforce (a cohort of approximately 18,000 people with moderate to severe disability) presents considerable challenges for the business services sector and the Australian Government, which has responsibility for employment of people with disability in business…

Arthritis and disability Archive

Funding Agency: Arthritis Australia
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess, Shona Bates, Charlotte Smedley, Melissa Wong, Anna Jones

The project examines the lived experience of people with arthritis and the disability impact of arthritis on their quality of life. It aims to identify the potential effects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The projects collects information about quality of life, support needs,…

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Anna Jones

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) are being trialled in three sites in NSW by the NSW Ministry of Health in response to the lack of access to services for many children and families. Assertive CAHMS is involves an inter-disciplinary approach which provides services to…

Attendant care direct funding pilot project evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher

NSW piloted a direct funding project in the Attendant Care Program (ACP). It provided support to individuals with physical disabilities with a range of tasks and activities to allow them to live and participate in their communities. The evaluation compared three ACP funding options, which differ…

Australian community attitudes to disability Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess

The project scopes the current research on Australian community attitudes to people with disabilities. It is preliminary work to inform future research and policy activities. The project includes a literature review, scan of existing datasets and other sources for direct and indirect indicators of…

Best practice guide for Disability Support Providers (DSPs) employing support workers within NDIS Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Karen Fisher

Led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the project produced practical best practice guidelines and examples for recruitment, support, training and retention to optimise outcomes for people with disability. The guide for NDIS disability support providers addresses diverse individual…