Employee awareness project
This project investigates how to better empower people with a temporary or permanent injury, illness or disability to use work as part of their recovery. This is an important gap in evidence.
This is a Collaborative Partnership project.
The project has delivered new understandings through a rapid literature review, citizen panel, and interviews with citizens and expert stakeholders.
Now available are the:
This project commissioned research to understand:
- the experience of people with a temporary or permanent injury, illness or disability navigating Australia’s benefit and income support systems and interacting with employers and service providers
- their perspectives on interventions aimed to empower, such as mentoring, work accommodation and goal setting.
This project identifies evidence-based:
- dependent self-empowerment interventions (actions an individual can take) and
- dependent empowerment interventions (actions an individual cannot take without broader changes).
Other organisations involved
- Department of Education, Skills and Employment
- Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
- Mental Health Commission
- Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental medicine (AFOEM)
- Representatives from industry groups, consumer and disability sectors, and Comcare licensees
- The Shannon Company
- Behaviourworks Australia.
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