Resource Library

Civil Voices

Civil Voices set out to examine NGO perceptions about their capacity to participate in public debate. After surveying the sector, Civil Voices found that civil society organisations are engaging in various forms of “self silencing”.  Organisations are treading carefully in their advocacy work, less they risk financial security and political retribution. Not-for-profit organisations, who can best advocate on behalf of their cause, feel that they have to mute their voices. 

Support Coordination: A changing landscape

Support Coordination will play a critical role in ensuring that National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants are able to use their NDIS Plan to live a good life. This is especially the case for participants who are vulnerable and socially isolated – such as younger people in residential aged care – where Support Coordination will be a key determinant of whether younger people have the supports in place to leave aged care.

You Can Ask Me Anything

Some topics of conversation are off limits…right? Maybe not.. Clients of Jewish Care’s Disability Services were posed a range of questions they wouldn’t usually be asked. You’ll be surprised by their responses, and captivated by their humour, honesty, and personality.

Advocacy Sector Conversations forum Resources Nov 2017

This forum series provides advocates with a space for gathering information, sharing knowledge and providing time to network. In the ever shifting landscape reforming disability service delivery and support, it is  imperative that disability advocates come together to keep abreast of the changes and understand the impact these have on the practice of disability advocacy.  Auslan video, audio, transcript and useful links are available for each session.

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.