Projects

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Evaluation of Outcomes for People Nominated to the Integrated Services Program (ISP) Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess, Sandra Gendera, Fredrick Zmudzki

The evaluation examined longer term client outcomes achieved by the Integrated Services Program (ISP), which NSW ADHC administers in partnership with Housing NSW and NSW Ministry of Health. ISP establishes coordinated cross-agency responses for adult clients who have multiple and complex needs…

Evaluation of the Settlement Services Grants Program Current

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

The Department of Social Services has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct an independent evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Settlement Services Grants (SSG) activity. The overall aim of the evaluation is to inform future policy making and program…

Evaluation of the South East Sydney Partners in Recovery Program Current

Funding Agency: Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN)
People Involved: kylie valentine, Anna Jones, Christiane Purcal

Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to undertake a process and outcomes evaluation of the Partners in Recovery (PIR) program within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (LHD). The PIR program is a national program,…

Family Mental Health Support Services Evaluation Readiness Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Marie Delaney, Ciara Smyth, Trish Hill

SPRC is conducting the Family Mental Health Support Services (FMHSS) Evaluation Readiness study for the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The purpose of the study is to ensure the FMHSS program has the mechanisms in place to monitor and report on program performance and evaluate…

Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative perspectives Current

Funding Agency: Canadian Government Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Elizabeth Adamson, Natasha Cortis

This project maps the employment of migrant care workers in aged care, child care and disability services in Australasia and examines the political debates calling for the employment of more migrant workers in each of these areas. It looks at the key policy and legislative developments that have…

Growing Unequal: Diverging childhood outcomes in Australia, Canada, the UK and US Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

How and why do the outcomes of children from rich and poor families differ in the early and middle school years? This study is comparing these outcomes in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and placing these outcomes in the context of the social policy environments in…

HCF Research Impact Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: HCF Research Foundation
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Sandra Gendera, kylie valentine

Project examining the effectiveness of the research projects that HCF Foundation has funded, the appropriateness of the research chosen against the HCF Mission and Vision, and the value of the research chosen and opportunities for translation.

Human rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness Current

Funding Agency: Queensland Mental Health Commission
People Involved: Gianfranco Giuntoli, Sandra Gendera, Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess

This project examines the oversight mechanisms to protect the human rights of people with a mental illness who receive involuntary treatment in hospital and in the community in Queensland under the new Queensland Mental Health Act (MH Act). The study consists of a literature and policy review; and…

Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW Current

Funding Agency: Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW / ACT
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Ariella Meltzer, Christiane Purcal, Ilan Katz

Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT (ECIA) has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct research into the experiences of families and early childhood intervention (ECI) service providers in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW. The…

Improving the Mental Health Outcomes of People with Intellectual Disability Current

Funding Agency: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher

Australians with intellectual disability (ID) have high rates of mental illness but experience poor access to mental health services. The research, led by the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, is developing evidence about mental ill health, service use, pathways to care and mental health policy for…