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.
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.