Resource Library

Everyone can Work – employment pathway for people with intellectual disability

When it comes to navigating employment supports for people with intellectual disability, it can be hard to know where to start. The Everyone Can Work website is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. It brings together information about Australian Government employment supports, the lived experience of families and people with intellectual disability, … Continued

Own Motion Inquiry into aspects of supported accommodation report

This first Inquiry focused on the experiences of NDIS participants living in supported accommodation. The Inquiry examined reportable incidents and complaints that have been made to the NDIS Commission in connection with the supported accommodation services provided by 7 of the largest providers of these services over the period 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2022. The inquiry report describes trends in issues that are occurring in supported accommodation, what is causing those issues, models of best practice to eliminate or address these issues, and how the NDIS Commission can use its powers to support the delivery of higher standards of support in these settings.

2020 Report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

The purpose of the annual Charter Report is to examine the operation of the Charter in any given year – how it interacts with law and policy to protect and promote human rights. 2021 was another year of major upheaval in the lives of Victorians as they adapted to the Victorian Government’s public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This report continues to focus on the impact of COVID-19 and provides an update on the Charter issues that emerged in 2021 in relation to additional measures the Victorian Government took to protect Victorians.

Independent disability advocacy: Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The submission is  informed by the collective knowledge and experience of  independent disability advocacy member organisations.  It explores the context, key barriers and challenges for the disability advocacy sector and outlines recommendations to support achieving positive outcomes for people with disability throughout Australia by eliminating the risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Reporting suicide and mental ill-health: A resource for media professionals

Closing date: January 30, 2012

This guide aims to provide some practical tips on safe ways for discussing, reporting and publishing of content, which references mental health or mental ill-health to ensure any risks are managed while increasing the community understanding of mental ill-health.  The guide provides support and guidance to media professionals when reporting, portraying or communicating about suicide or mental ill-health.

Own Motion Inquiry into Aspects of Supported Accommodation in the NDIS

The Inquiry examined reportable incidents and complaints made to the NDIS Commission in connection with the supported accommodation services (specifically group homes). The Inquiry’s purpose was to enable the NDIS Commissioner to identify trends in issues occurring in supported accommodation, what is causing those issues, models of best practice to eliminate or address these issues, and how the NDIS Commission can use its powers to support the delivery of higher standards of support in these settings. 

Perspective Shifts: Exploring new dimensions in the STEM fields

This series of 3 episodes was created in an effort to drive a change in attitudes toward disability in Australia by sharing real stories of people with disability told by people with disability.  The stories highlight the challenges for people with disability including experiences of marginalisation and discrimination and the unique perspectives people with disability bring to their chosen field or industry.

National Disability Data Asset : Pilot test cases report

The National Disability Data Asset (NDDA) aims to connect data about people with disability in Australia together, including information about health, employment and support services. The test pilot was recently completed with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland state governments and the disability community.  The pilot tested the best ways to link data about people with disability. It focused on housing, justice, early childhood, education to employment, and mental illness and psychological distress.

State of the Disability Sector 2022

the report is based on responses from 364 disability service providers from all over the country who took part in the annual State of the Disability Sector Survey. The latest report reveals a difficult operating environment for most providers, but there are some glimmers of hope, with a cautious expectation of positive change. Notably for the advocacy sector, when asked whether there is sufficient advocacy for people the disability sector supports, 73% of survey participants disagreed or strongly disagreed, with only 14% agreeing or strongly agreeing that there is sufficient advocacy.

Self Advocacy Toolkit for Older Australians

The toolkit equips you with the skills, information and resources you need to speak up for better aged care.  Self-advocacy or speaking up means having the right information to get the care and support you need. Explore the topics below:
– Your aged care rights
– Your aged care options
– Solving common aged care problems
– Protecting yourself from harm
– Help with decision making
– Aged care costs

NDIS mental health toolkit

The toolkit has information and worksheets to help people know their rights and speak up for themselves. It guides them on how the NDIS works, setting goals and plans and where to find support.  The toolkit has been co-designed with people with lived experience of the NDIS and mental health system to make sure you get the help you need to advocate for what you want under the NDIS’ psychosocial disability stream.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS was meant to transform the lives of all Australians with a disability, but things haven’t quite gone to plan. Many people have found the NDIS difficult to access or inadequate and there has been a huge cost blowout. Hear the story of the NDIS – what we’ve got right, what we’re got wrong and how we might fix it.

Complaint mechanisms: Reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

The report found that a lot of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation experienced by people with disability is related to being segregated or institutionalised, discrimination and negative attitudes. It said that complaint mechanisms are not equipped to make systemic changes which are needed to prevent and address violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The Field: Equality applies here

The Field has been created by people with disability. It’s a job board to disrupt the employment landscape. for people with disability, finding the right job has never been so accessible.  Craft your brand with flexible resume types, take virtual tours of organisations and check out suggestions from the AI job matching algorithm. For employers, start by levelling up opportunities for everyone, and be equipped to showcase your organisation’s commitment to championing equity and inclusivity. Register on the Field, and engage with a huge pool of talent, simplify the process of inclusive employment, and diversify and upskill your workforce.