Resource Library

Guide to supported decision-making

This guide takes readers through the various ways in which supported decision-making can occur in Victoria, taking account of all the legal possibilities, while also providing best-practice advice. Families and carers will learn to provides supported decision-makingfor the person to make their own decisions.

State of the Disability Sector Report 2017

Most of the findings in this year’s report are based on the 2017 Annual Market Survey, which saw 516 disability service providers share their experiences. The survey focuses on the 2016-17 financial year, and highlights the key concerns of the sector as well as what’s needed to ensure that disability service providers have the confidence … Continued

MoneyMinded Impact Report 2017: With a focus on financial wellbeing in a disability serivces context

This report contains sections exploring the financial impacts of disability and the role of financial education in supporting people accessing disability services. A survey of MoneyMinded facilitators provides an indication of how the program is currently used to support people living with disability and their carers and  outlines implications of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on the financial capability needs of people living with disability.

Violence & Disability Quarterly

This quarterly publication highlights projects, resources and research responding to violence against women with disabilities.

NDIS Annual Report 2016/17

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Agency and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the first year of full Scheme rollout.

Jeremy The Dud

Jeremy the Dud is a comedy set in a world where everyone has a disability, and those that don’t are treated with the same prejudice, stigma and condescending attitudes people with disabilities face in our own society.

Restrictive Intervention Data System cohort follow-up study

This project investigated the prevalence of persistent restraint and its predictors among individuals with a disability accessing residential services in Victoria. Taken together the results suggest  that people who are administered antipsychotic medications or who have autism or difficulty communicating to others are at greater risk of being restrained or secluded in the long term and staff report that positive behaviour support is reducing the number of people subjected to restrictive interventions.

The Community Mental Health Workforce Training and Development Analysis

This report explores and makes recommendations around the training and development needs of the mental health workforce in Victoria resulting from the rollout of the NDIS. In particular, the report focuses on the impact on the MHCSS workforce making the transition to NDIS, and draws a picture of the newly emerging workforce providing disability supports to people with psychosocial disability.