Organising inclusion work : key factors for success
Wilson, Erin and Jenkin, Elena 2010, Organising inclusion work : key factors for success, in More than social inclusion for people with intellectual disability : Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Roundtable on Intellectual Disability Policy, School of Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, pp. 52-61.
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This paper presents the findings of research conducted by Scope in 2007-2009. It proposes a way of categorising the dominant modes or orientations to inclusion work in the disability sector in Australia and identifies the barriers and enablers to it. The research engaged with seventeen ‘inclusion workers’ or managers in Victoria and Perth, Western Australia and sought examples of successful practice along with the ingredients of success, and outcomes of the work. Coincidently, the majority of examples provided related to inclusion work with people with intellectual disability, and a minority of these relating to people with severe intellectual disability. This data was analysed to identify key organisational factors required for successful inclusion work. Most importantly, respondents were also asked to identify the outcomes of inclusion work for individuals with a disability and their families, as well as for services, and for the communities with whom they engaged. The paper offers a way of conceptualising the breadth of inclusion work, including work focused on presence and participation, as well as the larger scale activities of social engineering or social change. The paper presents key ingredients for successful organisational approaches to such work.
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Field of Research
111708 Health and Community Services 111703 Care for Disabled 160805 Social Change
Socio Economic Objective
940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
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