This collaborative research analyses the opportunities of social economy and digital technologies for facilitating social participation of people with disabilities in Australia and China. It examines networked strategies to address issues of social inclusion and exclusion.
The NSW Treasury requested a briefing to inform its work for the NSW Government in the area of disability policy development and implementation. The research is a compilation of the key information and evidence sources in the disability policy area.
Each week, over 80,000 Australian children spend time in family day care, supported by an extensive network of educators and coordination units. The family day care sector is experiencing a period of profound challenge and change.
A number of jurisdictions and peak bodies have worked with DPMP to update and adapt the Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model (DASPM) to provide more contemporary planning figures and contribute to better distribution of treatment resources and improved access for those who seek alcohol or other drug treatment.
SPRC is undertaking an evidence check review for NSW Kids and Families on whether the whether the key biopsychosocial risk factors for children identified in the 2010 Maternal and Child Health Primary Health Care Policy are consistent with the current evidence base about significant risk factors.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct research into the delivery of early childhood intervention (ECI) services in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out in NSW.
SPRC has been contracted by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to coordinate the research activities of the six Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCCs) in South Western Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, North West Tasmania, Melbourne, and Perth.
This research investigated the reform to the NSW Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Program. The NSW Department of Family and Community Services commissioned AHURI and SPRC to conduct an Early Review of the reform, known as Going Home Staying Home (GHSH).
This project involved developing information about new processes for Quality Assurance auditing in FaHCSIA disability advocacy services to be used by the people with disability using these services. Two booklets were developed.
Disability policy problems include both high unmet demand for support services and client dissatisfaction with the responsiveness of services to their needs and preferences. One policy response to this problem has been to offer various approaches to individualised funding.