Life Unlimited Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Evaluation

By: Imagine Better
Published: 2021-09-19

Life Unlimited secured funding from the Lotteries Commission to complete an evaluation of some of their services. The purpose of the evaluation was to use the EGL vision and principles…

People and Society

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey – a Youth2000 survey

By: Terryann Clark; Terry Fleming
Published: 2021-07-31

The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) is the latest in the Youth2000 series of health & wellbeing surveys. Youth19 was conducted in 2019 in the Auckland, Northland & Waikato regions…

Asian Children & Youth Disability Health & Wellbeing Māori Mental Health pacific Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Ethnicity and Diversity

Peer Support Provided to People with Newly Acquired Spinal Cord Impairment in NZ: Evaluation Report

By: Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Published: 2020-06-24

This work was a translational research project undertaken by Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL) on behalf of the New Zealand Spinal Trust (NZST; based at the Burwood Spinal Unit,…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation

Stories from Adults living with SM throughout education

By: Isedora Marlene Marge Lewis
Published: 2019-10-18

A introduction and summary of a year long research undertaken for masters thesis exploring the lived experiences of adults who lived with the effect of Selective Mutism and their experiences…

Disability Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Developing a code of ethics for therapeutic interventions with animals

By: Walker, P & Tumilty, E.
Published: 2015-05-24

Animal assisted activities (AAA) are increasingly being seen as an important part of the range of interventions in the helping professions including social work. Whilst a code of ethics has…

Disability Mental Health Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

ANZTSR 2014 Strategic Sustainability at House with No Steps

By: Lyn Ainsworth
Published: 2014-11-09

The disability sector in Australia is experiencing a period of unprecedented, transformational change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This paper is a case study of House…

Action Research Disability Human Rights & Civil Liberties

ANZTSR 2014 Governance and strategy in Disability organisations in Australia revisited

By: Marion Cornish
Published: 2014-11-09

Organisations in the Australian disability sector have new regulatory pressures challenging their governance structures. Increasing levels of political, economic and social pressure means that membership of third sector boards is…

Disability Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

Cultural case workers in child disability services: an evidence-based model of cultural responsiveness for refugee families

By: A Mortensen, S Latimer & I Yusuf
Published: 2014-08-11

The medical/disabled category for quota refugees selected for resettlement in New Zealand allows entry to those who have either a medical condition that can be treated or helped in New…

Children & Youth Disability Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Canterbury NGO Workforce Survey

By: NGO Secretariat
Published: 2013-07-31

Although a small sample size of only 15 respondents, this Canterbury survey into the health sector workforce needs of non-profit organisations provides some of the only available information on the…

Disability Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing

The Hidden Abuse of Disabled People Residing in the Community: An Exploratory Study

By: Dr Michael Roguski
Published: 2013-06-18

The study was inspired by a growing awareness of the abuse of disabled people living in the New Zealand community. Next, while international research has highlighted that disabled people are…

Disability Research & Evaluation Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

What is action research in the context of community research?

By: Hilary Stace
Published: 2012-12-19

A short paper about the development of action research/participatory action research and applications, particularly in the context of disability research. The role of ethics, self reflection and empowerment.

Action Research Community Development Disability Research & Evaluation

Moving beyond love and luck: building right relationships and respecting lived experience in New Zealand autism policy

By: Hilary Stace
Published: 2012-12-19

PhD thesis in Public Policy which looks at the policy problems arising from the rapidly increasing diagnoses of autism in recent decades. Considers history and construction of the concept of…

Advocacy Children & Youth Disability Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Model for Supporting Disabled People

By: Evalue Research
Published: 2012-12-01

The report summaries and synthesises findings from evaluations of components of a New Model for disability support that were introduced by the Ministry of Health in 2011-12.

Disability Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Programme for youth with intellectual disabilities

By: Lucy Dunbar and Dr Chris Holland, Impact Research 2011
Published: 2011-01-01

Independent evaluation of the Healthy Relationships programme, exploring the impact of the programme on student behaviour (e.g. if and how students used the Healthy Relationships skills to prevent potential sexual…

Children & Youth Disability Health & Wellbeing

The NGO Sector Role: A Key Contributor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services

By: Henry Harrison
Published: 2010-10-01

This paper explores changes in the political and economic environments of western democracies and the role and participation of NGOs in health and disability sector service provision. It quantifies the…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector

He Waka eke Noa – Health and Disability sector NGOs: Towards a whānau-centred approach

By: Sharmaine Nolan
Published: 2010-10-01

This paper identifies the key strengths of the health and disability sector NGOs (non-government organisations) and the challenges and opportunities ahead for progressing towards a whānau-centred approach.

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

Barriers and Opportunities for Innovation and Collaboration in the Health and Disability NGO Sector

By: Health & Disability NGO Working Group
Published: 2007-09-01

This document summarises a number of issues raised by NGOs about the barriers to, and opportunities for, innovation and collaboration within the health and disability NGO sector. It is based…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector

Damaged Goods: The Case of Focus 2000 and the failure of Contracting

By: Pat Hanley
Published: 2006-08-01

The radical contracting model by which some government departments purchase services from community based organizations serving people with disabilities has directly contributed to the failure of service provision.

Disability Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector

Health and Disability Sector NGO Workforce Development Report

By: Kirsty Peel
Published: 2006-06-16

Health and Disability Sector NGO Workforce Development – A report to the NGO Working Group written by Kirsty Peel, Health by Design Limited, 16 June 2006

Disability Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector

The future of contracting: alternative models to competitive tendering

By: Peter Glensor
Published: 2006-04-11

A presentation to the Health and Disability NGO-MoH Forum on the future of contracting: alternative models to competitive tendering.

Disability Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Health & Wellbeing
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