Social Action Partners: Peer support with children, young people and families

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Ariella Meltzer, Rosemary Kayess, Kelley Johnson
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: Victoria Human Services
Non-Staff Involved: Ngila Bevan (People with Disability Australia); Sally Robinson (Southern Cross University)
Partners / Collaborators: People with Disability AustraliaCentre for Children & Young People, Southern Cross University

This project examines the impact of self-directed disability support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria. Central to the methodology was an inclusive research process. Groups of children, young people and their families, supported by community organisations and university-based researchers, conducted the research. This built capacity within the disability community, strengthened peer support and developed research competence among participants in the transition to self-directed support arrangements under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


Publications

Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria (PDF) [3 Mb] (including Easy Read Report)

Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria (Word version) 

Peer Support with Children and Young People with Intellectual Disability: Literature review (PDF) [601 Kb]

Social Action Partners: Project Plan (PDF) [252 Kb]