Tag Archives: DEEWR

More specialist employment support needed for people with learning disabilities

Dan Parton writing in Learning Disability Today shared his thoughts on the UK experience. Dan reported that “Several schemes that seek to help people with learning disabilities into employment have been celebrating their success recently. But more is needed to … Continue reading

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Training Standards And Disability Employment

Regrettably most of our disability service organisations operate without any real training standards. Whilst the sector generally acknowledges it is desirable for staff to hold a Cert IV in Disability, there isn’t any real compliance regime that mandates this level … Continue reading

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Where’s The Evidence For Evidence Based Practice In Your Organisation?

The use of the term “evidence based practices” by organisations to promote and differentiate themselves from other service providers is almost the norm these days. No doubt with the coming of the NDIS we’ll be bombarded with another round of … Continue reading

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DES Research interviews

Just finished my first set of interviews with staff and management. Some interesting stuff already dropping out. looking forward to the next set.

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Learning from UK Employment Practices.

Work Capacity assessments or JCA’s in mainstream employment services have always been a contentious affair in Australia, whilst in the UK they’ve also been a topic of much discussion.  Mental Health Today reported that in the UK, three judges have … Continue reading

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Disability Employment, DES and Childcare

Now you may be wondering how do I link these together. In recent years I’ve had to reacquaint myself with the mystery of childcare. We’re all aware that government set standards and we now have an expectation that childcare is … Continue reading

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Post Placement Support and why People are stuck on DES

This is a topic that I’ve been rattling on about for several years now. Yesterday we saw the spectacle of two DES groups talking about people being stuck on DSP and DES support. This highlights the importance of actually getting … Continue reading

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