Clients and Markets

An issues and policy paper from the national peak body on developing responsive disability support services across rural and remote Australia.

Although written in the run up to the launch of the NDIS in 2013 the study report still highlights the challenges of developing inclusive disability support services in rural settings.

It may not have immediate or direct relevance to sector reform within the ACT but as the NDIS rolls out into rural areas of neighbouring NSW some Territory providers may be interested in what the study has to say about developing support in 'thin markets'.

A practical guide with tools, checklists, worksheets and advice for people with disability considering engaging their own support workers.

A research project report of efforts to apply inclusive community development principles to working with the framework of NDIS reforms to work with Indigenous people in East Arnhem Land.

A series of short videos (up to 5 minutes per topic) directed primarily at people with an intellectual or cognitive disability.

Comprehensive desk-research study and stakeholder engagement of the Indigenous people with disability in remote communities of Australia's far north-west and the prevalence, types and dispersal of disabling conditions across the communities surveyed.

A comprehensive guide on requirements, resources and how-to advice on ways to develop, prepare and deliver accessible content about organisations and services to people with communication barriers via computing and online devices. Strong focus on access for blind and visually impaired people.

Interesting (sometimes rather long and dense) read reinforcing the importance of supporting people with disability and family members to make choices and exert greater control within more connected and sustainable community links.

Common Ground has been in existence since 1997. International Presenters Mark Vincent and Scott Ryder say, "Each day we learn new and better ways of supporting people.  It is a journey, we have not 'arrived'”.

Somewhat speculative and uncertain snapshot of ideas, resources and materials that can be used to promote informed choice and control, self-directed support, individualisation, responsive service delivery, etc. Contains links to and brief comments on potential resources in Australia and overseas.

Web site directed at people with disability, parents, partners and support workers interested in the direct employment of support staff by people with disability.

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