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.
The research for the Disability Policy and Research Working Group informs improved access to housing for people with disabilities with high support needs and innovative accommodation models for people with disabilities requiring 24-hour care.
The Social Policy Research Centre conducted an evaluation of the Elizabeth Street Common Ground Supportive Housing Project, which aims to provide affordable housing and on-site services to people with a history of chronic homelessness.
This project will explore what is known about the labour and skills requirements of employers within Australia’s six major employing industries for entry level and low to moderate skill level positions.
Families today face insecure labour markets and multiple challenges in accessing early childhood education and care for their children. This project will shed light on what is required in everyday life for families most challenged by these conditions and develop understandings of how to deliver early childhood education and care services accordingly.
This research will investigate high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services for children in disadvantaged communities and translate these findings into practice and policy that encourages families in these communities to use ECER services.
This project looks at the costs to the Australian community of the economic exclusion of people with disabilities. It sharpens the evidence base about the need to direct community resources to this area and provide information about the opportunity costs in a broader context.
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.