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 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.
This project evaluated a Direct Funding Pilot for participants of the NSW Lifetime Care and Support Scheme. Lifetime Care provides treatment, rehabilitation and care for people who have been severely injured in a motor vehicle accident in New South Wales.
The Follow-on Youth Recovery Support Team (FYRST) in Fairfield and Parramatta provides post-detoxification case management services for young people aged 16-25 with drug-use problems. The SPRC conducted an evaluation from December 2002 to September 2006.
Mental health is one of the Australian government's priority health areas. The 'National Youth Mental Health Foundation: headspace' program was established as part of the 2005-2006 "Promoting Better Mental Heath" Federal Budget initiative.