What, where and how – research into experiences of adults with disability participating in the community without NDIS funding

Melbourne Disability Institute, Brotherhood of St Lawrence and Baptcare are calling for adults with disability without NDIS funding living in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and their families and carers, to complete surveys about their experiences of finding support and services.

What is this research about?

Approximately 4 million Australians with disability do not receive funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

This research aims to capture if and how people with disability aged 18-64 years who don’t receive NDIS funding are finding and using any support and services they need to participate in the community and the economy.

This is a joint study by the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, the Brotherhood of St. Laurence Research and Policy Centre and Baptcare. The findings will underpin and shape future disability-related research, policy and practice.

How can you get involved?

Two important sources of evidence for this study are online surveys for people with disability aged 18-64 years living in Victoria, Tasmania or South Australia who do NOT have NDIS funding, and for their families and carers. The surveys are open during August and September 2021.

Completing the surveys is voluntary and responses are anonymous. Here are the links:

  • Survey for people with disability – CLICK HERE (URL https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhatWhereHow_AdultsWithDisability)
  • Survey for families and carers – CLICK HERE (URL https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhatWhereHow_FamiliesAndCarers)

Please feel free to share these links with anyone you think might be interested.

Find out more

There’s more information about the study at https://disability.unimelb.edu.au/home/projects/what-where-and-how or you can contact the research team leaders:

Dr Sue Olney, Research Fellow, Melbourne Disability Institute – s.olney@unimelb.edu.au 

Dr Amber Mills, Senior Research Fellow, Brotherhood of St. Laurence – amber.mills@bsl.org.au

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