ACOSS (the Australian Council of Social Service) has partnered with UNSW Sydney to undertake a five year research and impact collaboration to sharpen the national focus on poverty and inequality in Australia. The partnership monitors trends in poverty and inequality over time, explores drivers, and develops solutions to sharpen the focus and stimulate action to tackle these policy challenges.
The Integrated Services Project (ISP) for Clients with Challenging Behaviour provides an interagency service response that delivers cost effective assessment, intervention and support to people 18 years and older who exhibit challenging behaviours.
Drawing on the life stories of disadvantaged young people, this project aims to provide new evidence on the way they understand, approach, and use formal and informal resources in the context of changing circumstances and biographical trajectories over time.
The project focuses on people’s experiences and perspectives of what has helped or enabled them to establish and maintain a positive relationship with a GP. The findings will be used to explore how to work with GPs, consumers and mental health service facilitators through consultation in the next stage of the research project.
Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education, contracted the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct an evaluation of OCHRE, the community-focused plan for Aboriginal affairs in NSW. This involved case studies of eight projects operating as part of OCHRE.
This project will provide an empirical foundation to guide decisions about how to fund and purchase alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services. It has the potential to directly benefit AOD treatment providers, AOD treatment clients and policymakers in a number of ways.
The Social Policy Research Centre examined the implementation and early impacts of the introduction of Voluntary Income Management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in South Australia.
The Social Policy Research Centre worked with the NSW Family Day Care Association to develop strategies through which family day care services can sustain and build their co-ordination capacity, as they prepare for changes to operational fundin
This project is building new evidence about the economic dimensions of domestic and family violence, including women’s economic circumstances and financial needs following experience of violence, and the impact of income support, employment services, and financial support systems in building women’s economic security following violence.
This project involves critiquing the draft Foster Care Integrated Funding Model that has been developed by Berry Street, Victoria, analysing the impact of the increased cost for the delivery of home-based care based on the funding model; and providing a comparative cost analysis of the model agai
This project explored and developed appropriate methodologies to conduct research into how families cope with different kinds of economic adversity and what this implies for the well-being of children.