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Skilled to thrive: Safeguarding support action Current

Funding Agency: NSW Council of Social Service
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Ariella Meltzer, Sandra Gendera, Rosemary Kayess

Current changes in disability policy, such as the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), entail a move away from substitute decision making for the person with disability to supported decision making by the person themselves, with appropriate safeguard supports to reduce…

Social Impact Longitudinal Study Current

Funding Agency: St George Community Housing (SGCH)
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Jen Skattebol, BJ Newton, Megan Bedford

St George Community Housing (SGCH) offers bursaries and scholarships to support tenants and household members to improve their personal circumstances through education. The aim of this three year longitudinal study is to provide insights into the scholarship program and to identify its impacts on…

State of the Community Sector in the ACT Current

Funding Agency: ACT Council of Social Service
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Megan Blaxland

The Social Policy Research Centre worked with the Australian Capital Territory Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) to survey community service organisations operating in the ACT. The aim was to improve knowledge of the sector’s organisational, workforce and financial characteristics, and…

Streamlining Services for Children Aged 0-4 Years in Victoria Current

Funding Agency: Parenting Research Centre
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Ariella Meltzer

This project is evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the current service system to inform a trial of multi-agency collaboration and streamlined service delivery for vulnerable children aged 0-4 years and their families in Victoria.

Supported Decision Making Project (Phase 2) Current

Funding Agency: NSW Trustee and Guardian
People Involved: Kelley Johnson, Rosemary Kayess, Christiane Purcal

The Supported Decision Making Phase 2 project (SDM2) aimed to improve financial decision making support for people with cognitive impairment, so that people can take a more active part in decisions about their lives. This project was run by the NSW Trustee and Guardian and other government…

Telling Your Story Current

Funding Agency: National Disability Service
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Kelley Johnson

Telling Your Story is an evaluation of the Community Inclusion Initiative. 11 projects across Australia are running, where people with disability and their families are co-designing innovative ways to build community inclusion in partnership with the disability support services they already use.…

The CREATE Ability Project (TAP2) Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Family & Community Services
People Involved: Karen Fisher

The CREATE Ability Project (TAP) aims to promote supported decision making for young people with disability in or leaving the care of the Minister through participation in workshops and camps which are underpinned by education grounded in human rights principles. This evaluation aims to capture…

The Deprivation Approach to Poverty: Analysis and Implementation Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong, Megan Bedford, Yuvisthi Naidoo

Australia lags behind other countries in relying solely on income to identify and measure poverty. In contrast, the deprivation approach adopts a broader living standards perspective which identifies poverty as an inability to afford basic necessities and develops measures that embody community…

The Kids in Communities Study: National investigation of community level effects on children's developmental outcomes Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Anna Jones

The Kids in Communities Study (a cross-disciplinary collaboration) will investigate community level factors influencing early childhood developmental outcomes using a mixed methods approach in up to 10 communities across Australia. This will result in a potential set of measures or indicators that…

The PATRICIA Project Current

Funding Agency: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
People Involved: Ilan Katz

Pathways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency Working

This two-year project, led by Professor Cathy Humpries and Marie Connolly from Melbourne University, will focus on the relationship between statutory child protection, family law, and community-based services, gathering and analysing…