Evaluation of the Youth Employment Scheme
The Youth Employment Scheme is a Government funded employment program designed to increase the workforce participation of young people by offering a career kick-start with traineeships in the Victorian Government. The program is targeted at unemployed or disadvantaged youth including young people with disability aged between 15 and 24.
Evaluation of the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund
The Commonwealth funded Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF) provided funding to organisations to deliver innovative accommodation models for people with disability. This long term evaluation required Ethics Committee approval and extensive consultation with tenants and carers as to outcomes experienced as well as assessment of design and structural elements of the new builds.
Country Fire Authority: Evaluation of Bushfire Preparedness
The Royal Commission into the 2010 Black Saturday Victorian bushfires made recommendations and provided emergency services agencies with additional funding to enhance capacity and protect communities. Nucleus was commissioned by the Country Fire Authority to evaluate the effectiveness of community education, workforce development and community partnerships programs implemented as a result of the Royal Commission.
Evaluation of Person Centred Active Support
Person Centred Active Support assists people with a disability and staff to engage positively in everyday activities, directed by the person's interests and choices. In Victoria, the program aims to provide staff working in Community Residential Units with the skills required to develop new ways of working with people with a disability in activities of choice at home and in the local community.
Evaluation of Victorian Department of Health Count Us In!
Count Us In! is a statewide program to reduce social isolation and improve the health and wellbeing of older people living in Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services. Count Us In! comprised 64 separate projects across Victoria; Nucleus undertook a reach and impact evaluation of the program, including the extent to which projects incorporated social inclusion programs into organisational policy, practice, structure and culture.
Review of the NSW Industry Development Fund (IDF)
The IDF is a $22m initiative established to assist organisations supporting people with disability to build sustainable services in preparation for the NDIS. This recognises the significant structural and cultural changes happening in the provision of services for people with disability and the significant challenges facing the sector in achieving transition. The review involved an assessment of where service providers were at in preparation for the NDIS and prescription of further action required
Evaluation of Peer Education Projects in the Prevention of Drug Abuse
The Victorian Department of Health designed and funded five pilot projects to illustrate how peer education might be used to provide at-risk young people with information about illicit drug use and its impact on health and wellbeing, including the promotion of strategies to minimise associated harms. Nucleus evaluated the effectiveness of each of the five projects in achieving objectives including training delivered to Peer Educators to equip them in their role