Library of Our Work
Welcome to our online library, where our goal is to bring you a range of material that we have authored since we began our work in 2007.
As a first step, we have uploaded a selection of previous publications and projects, that reflect a range of work we have undertaken, particularly from our earlier years.
Over the next few weeks we will be bringing additional content to this library, including over 80 policy submissions we have prepared for state and commonwealth governments over the past decade.
Also over the next few weeks, we will be releasing a number of more recent publications, covering themes such as Communities of Practice, Planning, Peer Networks, eMarkets, risk and safeguards, and adapting to acquired disability.
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Positive Outcomes of NDIS Participation
This paper has been written following a survey we conducted in 2018, inviting people to tell us about their experiences of being a participant of the NDIS.
Why Peer Support is Awesome
How Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest are helping people living with disability lead a good life
PO Risk Enablement Policy Position
JFA Purple Orange has published an updated version of our “NDIS Safeguards and Risk Enablement” policy position paper. Previously published in January, this version has had some minor tweaks to the original.
Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest
Communities of practice (CoP) and communities of interest (CoI) are ways of sharing, connecting and informing for people living with disability. This paper covers all aspects of CoPs and CoIs.
The Model Of Citizenhood Support
The Model is a framework for advancing people into good valued lives. It is based on the premise that each of us wishes to live a good life, and that a good life is built upon, and maintained through, four key areas of capacity and growth.
Word Up & Access Alert Self-Advocacy Campaigns
Word Up! targets unhelpful language people often use, especially in the media, that negatively influences the way society views and treats people living with disability. Access Alert brings awareness to anything that stops a person from being able to use an amenity that is available to the public.
Julia Farr Youth (JFY)
JFY is an advisory group made up of young people living with disability. They advocate for young people living with disability to have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers.
We supported Julia Farr Youth to undertake media training to create their own videos on issues important to them. Watch what they created here.
100 Leaders Project: Stories of Living
The 100 Leaders Project is an anthology of stories from people who are living good lives. Purple Orange is collecting these narratives to help grow understanding of ordinary valued lives, and providing a place (the 100 Leaders Project website) for these stories to be housed.
The Loop was an annual conversation that moved through a number of South Australian communities, with a focus on a particular topic of interest each time. The Loop was established out of a concern that many people living with disability and their families were missing out on relevant conference events (typically held in main metropolitan areas).
JFY Peer Support Network
In 2016, Julia Farr Youth (JFY) started a peer support network for young adults living with disability aged 18 to 35. The purpose of the group is for young people to connect with each other, share information, and get involved in their local community.
Water Consumers Research Project
JFA Purple Orange was commissioned by the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion to consult people living with disability about their water and sewerage services.
The Tellus Survey
Tellus is the name of a research survey developed by JFA Purple Orange to gather information from people living with disability about their lives.
Perspective Art Exhibition
The Perspective Art Exhibition explored themes relevant to people living with disability, their families, personal networks and the wider community. The exhibition is a celebration of the work of artists living with disability as well as non-disabled artists.
Julia Farr Youth Mentoring
Julia Farr Youth Mentoring, an initiative of Julia Farr Youth, is a peer-to-peer support program for young people living with disability between the ages of 11 and 18 who are mentored by other young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years who also live with disability.
Minimising and Eliminating Restrictive Practices
In 2017, JFA Purple Orange undertook a consultation for the ACT Government to assist in the establishment of an Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP). This work involved hearing the views of people living with disability and their families around their experiences of restrictive practices. We also consulted with individuals working in the disability sector on their views around how to minimise and eliminate the use of restrictive practices.
The survival of people with disability organisations
This paper sets out the role and value of 'peak advocacy' organisations
The Road to NDIS: Lessons from England about Assessment and Planning
This 2012 publication explores what the governments of Australia might learn about the English experience, to help ensure the NDIS gets the best possible start.
Independent Evaluation of of the Service Transformation to Consumer Directed Care project (2012)
Community Accommodation Respite Agency (Cara) and ACH Group received Home and Community Care (HACC) ‘Innovative Ideas’ Project funding in the HACC Funding Round 26 (2010-2011) to test the transformation of HACC-funded respite packages into individualised funding/consumer directed care funding packages. JFA Purple was contracted to run an Independent Evaluation of the project.
Being a Social Landlord
This 2012 research report looked at contemporary practice in the relationship between tenants living with disability and their landlords.
Going to Your Local Gym
This 2010 brief paper was prepared in response to reported concerns about ease of access to community gyms.
The experiences of people living with disability accessing primary healthcare.
In 2010 JFA Purple Orange published a research report on the experiences of people living with disability accessing primary healthcare. It outlined the current challenges and put forth considerations.
Briefing: Family members causing harm to their loved ones living with disability
The purpose of this briefing paper is to help inform people about the issues that may be relevant to situations where family members harm, or consider causing harm to, a family member living with disability. Our hope is that this briefing can raise awareness and so help reduce such occurrences from happening in the future.
General Considerations on Implementation of Individualised Funding
Purple Orange's second publication in 2007, offering a framework for implementing individualised funding in Australia