Research Projects

Barriers CALD communities face in community engagement research project

Students of Master of Social Work at Federation University have been commissioned by Speakers Bank to conduct research with people with a disability belonging to CALD communities. The research will identify and assess the barriers and challenges for this cohort to engage  in community participation and to raise awareness with a vision to develop a more inclusive and accessible society.

Spotlight on Invisible Women

Are you a woman with disability aged between 50 – 65 years living in rural, regional or metro Victoria? we would love to hear from you! The ‘Spotlight on Invisible Women’ project is aimed at engaging with older women to identify the unique barriers experienced in accessing the information you need.

Stocktake on hate research project

Organisations who work with clients who may become victims of prejudice or discrimination are invited to participate in this research project. This project aims to improve the quality of data collection for hate incidents and hate crime and to explore the barriers to reporting hate incidents and hate crime.  Your participation involves completing a voluntary survey that asks you questions about your organisation’s hate crime and hate incident data collection methods, and what needs and gaps face your organisation in relation to the collection of this data.  

NDIS: What’s working and what’s not? We want to hear from you

The National Disability Insurance Agency have introduced lots of changes in the last few weeks to try and help people with disability and their families get through this difficult period. So what’s working and what’s not – and what still needs to change? This short survey asks you how things are going and whether you are getting the support you need.

Education Survey 2020 – Learning in a time of crisis COVID-19

Closing date: May 31, 2020

Every year CYDA completes a National Education Survey. This year is different because of the COVID-19 situation. Young people with disability and parents, or carers of a child or young person with disability, are invited to complete this survey about the education experiences for students with disability

Exceptionally Complex Support Needs Program survey

Closing date: June 17, 2020

The Exceptionally Complex Support Needs Program aims to improve sector capacity to provide support coordination and mainstream services to NDIS participants with exceptionally complex support needs and to provide crisis management support directly to these participants. Support Coordinators are invited to complete this 3-minute survey about the barriers and successes they experience as well as their training interests and needs.  

National Pain Survey

Closing date: May 31, 2020

This annual survey measures the experiences of people living with chronic pain in Australia. Your responses will help guide Chronic Pain Australia to make a positive difference to all Australians living with chronic pain. This year’s survey has a particular focus on how people with chronic pain are managing during the COVID-19 period – to learn about your interactions with GPs, Pharmacists, other health professionals in relation to the stigma around chronic pain as well as gain a more general view about what you need to better manage chronic pain.