Under the current National Disability Agreement (NDA) signed in November 2008, and the previous Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreements (CSTDA), governments have funded and pursued research that provides an evidence base for national policy and reform directions.
The majority of publications included on this page are from the Third CSTDA. As research reports from NDA research projects are completed and endorsed, they will be added to this page.
Current and Future Demand for Disability Services
August 26 2010 12:48pm
Prepared by AIHW for DPRWG June 2007.This publication reports the findings of a study the AIHW was commissioned to undertake on levels of unmet demand for specialist disability services funded under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement. It gives estimates of current levels of unmet demand for accommodation and respite services, community access services, and disability employment services, and presents data and commentary relating to projected future demand and the key factors...
Children and Young People with Disabilities (Incorporating Challenging Behaviour)
August 26 2010 12:16pm
Prepared by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales, and the Disability Studies and Research Institute (DSaRI) for DPRWG in June 2007.The research aimed to increase the understanding of family resilience in families where a child (0-8 years) has a disability and to inform service provision.
Effectiveness of Supported Living in Relation to Shared Accommodation
August 26 2010 11:16am
Prepared by the UNSW Consortium for DPRWG in June 2007. This research project aims to build on existing knowledge, and increase understanding about accommodation services and housing for people with disabilities. The objective is to improve service delivery to people with disabilities. The project entailed two main parts. Part 1 (Improving Access to Housing for People with Disabilities), aimed to improve understanding of how people with disabilities access housing in Australia, as well as to...
Disability and Ageing
July 04 2010 3:36pm
Prepared by Fyffe, Bigby and McCubbery for the National Disability Administrators in February 2006. People with disabilities in Commonwealth State and Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) services are ageing in significant numbers along with the rest of the population. Changes in the disability sector, including the move to community based residential services, longer life expectancy and changing expectations by people with a disability means that the sector has not previously...
Support Needs and Service Models for Younger People with High Clinical Care Needs
July 04 2010 3:35pm
Prepared by Australian Healthcare Associates for DPRWG July 2007. There are growing concerns around the number of younger people in residential aged care. These concerns relate to the appropriateness of such accommodation for younger people; the availability of more appropriate support models for younger people with high support needs, including those who may require medical or clinical support; and access for younger people with disabilities in residential aged care to other disability support...