Evaluation of Demonstration Support Networks Program

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Karen Fisher, kylie valentine
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
Non-Staff Involved: Rosemary Kayess and Brooke Dinning, Disability Studies and Research Centre

The Evaluation of the DADHC Demonstration Support Networks Program investigates how far it went to meet its intended outcomes of establishing support networks for the young people with a disability, their parents and siblings. The seven support networks were established to support unmet needs of the young people with a disability (8-18 years), their siblings (up to 18 years of age) and their parents. The networks were established in rural, regional and metropolitan New South Wales, with a particular focus on families from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds. This project has the potential to lead to improved methods of service delivery and support to the whole family of a child with a disability.