Resource Library

Employer Toolkit

This toolkit includes short video guides and downloadable resources with practical advice on disability and employment – from inclusive policies and recruitment, to workplace changes and managing staff. Topics covered in this program include: Disability employment basics Fundamentals for organisations Recruiting people with disability Getting your workplace ready Managing your team This toolkit is freely … Continued

Self Advocacy and Safe Story Sharing: A Guide for Organisations

People with disability share their stories of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination to create change for others.  Sharing stories can be hard; it is emotional work that can leave self advocates feeling upset long after they have finished sharing. Self advocates have created 10 rules for safe story sharing. Please follow these as a guide … Continued

Seclusion Report: How safe is your hospital?

This report ranks 23 hospital-based mental health services on how often they use seclusion. The report, based on official data, has revealed that the use of seclusion has risen in Victoria in recent years, with some hospitals breaching state guidelines and failing to meet key benchmarks designed to keep the practice at a minimum

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

On 5 April 2019, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). The Terms of Reference and Fact Sheet is now available with a dedicated website to go live shortly.

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS Progress report 2019

This is the second Progress Report about the NDIS, covering the period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018. The Committee makes a range of relevant recommendations – including a number around support for people with psychosocial disabilities, improvements to the early childhood pathway, and addressing gaps in service provision in rural and remote areas. It also provides an overview of all the changes to the scheme that implemented during the period.

Staying Safe

The ‘Staying Safe’ resource is a video series that inform the community about the need to respect people with disability and to prevent abuse and neglect.  According to research the level of abuse and neglect that people with disability experience is alarmingly high and this needs to change. The best way to prevent the abuse of people with disability is by informing them about their rights and encouraging them to speak up. Another prevention strategy is through raising public awareness of the abuse and neglect of people with disability within society.

Accessible Housing Options Paper Consultation Report

The options for the Regulatory Impact Assessment of options for potential minimum accessibility standards for housing were outlined in the Options Paper released in 2018 and was accompanied by a national consultation process. This report details the results from the consultations.

Studying in Australia as a Disabled Student

This online guide will help you define what specific needs you will submit to the disability support service running at your university and will help them effectively meet your disability-related demands. The range of services that disabled students need is wide and often specific to an individual, and sometimes unintentionally universities’ disability support services may … Continued

Single Charter of Aged Care Rights

This single charter of rights across aged care is part of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework and takes effect from 1 July 2019. It replaces the four current charters that relate to care recipients’ rights and responsibilities. The Charter is easy to read and focuses on high-level consumer rights and provides the same rights to all aged care recipients, regardless of the type of care and services they receive.

ASID Podcast

This podcast series gives voice to people with intellectual disability. It builds the bridge between the research available in journals about intellectual disability and actual practice and how this translates into real life experience.

Group Self Advocacy Partnership Project: Report & model

‘Many people with cognitive disability and complex communication support needs are discriminated against, and are yet to be fully included in Australian society. Because of this self advocacy groups continue to work to create an equal society where all people are included and respected. This report proposes models for how to successfully run projects in partnership with a range of organisations and self advocacy groups.

How is the disability sector faring? A report from National Disability Services’ Annual Market Survey

The National Disability Services’ (NDS) Annual Market Survey is a key resource in understanding the state of the Australian disability sector, its challenges and opportunities. A key driver for this research is the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the substantial restructuring of individual organisations and the supply-side of the scheme. This research is intended to identify risks, monitor change and identify any undesirable consequences occurring in the disability sector.

Mental Health in Australia: A quick guide

This quick guide provides an overview of mental health in Australia, including the prevalence of mental health conditions, the cost of mental illness, government responsibilities, and mental health services available in Australia.

Aged Care Navigators

Closing date: June 30, 2020

The Aged Care Navigator is testing different types of services and activities to help people to learn more about Government supported aged care programs and how to access them. The primary aim of the Aged Care Navigator is to test a broad range of services, activities and measures that support people to learn more about … Continued

Are we taking care of the carers?

A new survey analysis of the psychological working environment in Australia’s health sector points to a sharp divide between the poorer conditions faced by disability and aged care support workers, and the largely professional healthcare workforce of doctors and nurses.