LiDs Online Seminar Series: March 2023

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Wednesday 08 March 2023 03:00 pm until Wednesday 08 March 2023 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
James Pilbrow
Presented by:
Living with Disability Research Centre
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Sport

The conundrums of group homes: research evidence and evidence-based resources

LiDs Director Professor Christine Bigby will present a summary of findings from a recent review of the evidence about best practice in group homes, prepared for the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as part its Own Motion Inquiry. Dr Lincoln Humphreys will preview new online training resources on Skills for Active Support.

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The conundrums of group homes

Professor Christine Bigby, Director, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

This presentation summarises the findings from a recent review prepared for the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as part of its Own Motion Inquiry into aspects of supported accommodation in the NDIS. It will review concerns about group homes as a model of service and its potential to deliver a good quality of life. It then considers evidence about best practice in group homes - what can be done in the here and now to improve the quality of life of people living in group homes whilst major reform is considered. Finally, it turns to the new challenges of coordination and collaboration posed by the increasing number of distinct service providers supporting individuals in group homes arising from the NDIS.

Full report

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Own Motion Inquiry

Previewing Skills for Active Support: new online training resource

Dr Lincoln Humphreys, Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

This presentation briefly reviews research about training staff in Active Support, highlighting the importance of hands-on as well as classroom training. It will then preview a newly-released set of online training resources, Skills for Active Support, which replaces the Every Moment Has Potential website developed in 2016. This eight-module resource features videos and strategies about how to do Active Support and is free to use.

Online via Zoom



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