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Understanding the impact of the Roadmap for Achieving Dignity without Restraint

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Be part of a Victorian initiative to reduce and eliminate the use of restrictive practices for people with disability.

RMIT University and NDS have been engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Professional Practice to lead a two-year research project to build on the Roadmap Resource for Achieving Dignity without Restraint work undertaken in 2013-14.

Findings from the 2013-14 pilot have informed this new phase, in which the approaches in the Roadmap will be extended to see if outcomes can be sustained in larger groups over a longer period of time.

Expressions of interest are sought from five disability service providers in Victoria to be part of this exciting project, which will: 

  • Provide evidence-based, tailored training to managers and frontline support staff;  
  • Work with organisation leaders to explore enablers and barriers to cultural change;
  • Monitor and map progress and outcomes for workforce and people with disability; and
  • Inform best practice approaches under the NDIS and the new national Quality and Safeguarding Framework.

To apply for this opportunity, complete the application form. Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm, 22 September 2017. 

We also encourage the sector to explore the Promoting Dignity Grants initiative for 2017 from the Department of Health and Human Services. This year, two grants of up to $10,000 will be made available to direct disability support professionals working for the DHHS or a community service organisation. The grants aim to assist direct disability support professionals to develop and implement creative and practical solutions to replace and reduce the use of restrictive interventions.

Find the guide and application form here and information on the information seminar for the grants on 13 September 2017 here.

Please contact James Bannister, Manager of Applied Research Projects at NDS, on his details below for more information.

Contact information
James Bannister, Senior Sector Development Officer, 03 8341 4316,