New studies support recovery oriented practice in the NDIS

We are excited to launch two major new reports aimed at underpinning the use of recovery oriented practice within the NDIS.

The research was conducted by a team from La Trobe and Monash Universities and commissioned by MHV's NDIS Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Disability Support (ROPDS) Project – Growing National Workforce Capability.



The Stages 1 and 2 reports have now been published, detailing a Literature Review of the evidence base for recovery oriented psychosocial disability support, and a synthesis of good practice contextualised to the NDIS environment.

The Current Landscape: Good Practice in Recovery Oriented Psychosocial Disability Support (Stage 1) provides a summary of the history of recovery, recovery-oriented practice, the current practice environment, and key considerations for Stage 2.

The Future Horizon: Practice in Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Disability Support (Stage 2) provides information on how recovery oriented practice can be applied in the NDIS context.

Built on the Stage 1 research, Stage 2 more directly explores how to address the barriers and workforce-related issues impacting the delivery of effective recovery oriented practice for NDIS participants receiving psychosocial supports.

It will guide the ROPDS Project team in developing a consistent national picture of the recovery oriented capabilities required for psychosocial disability support workers and their organisations.

The project team is now working with the La Trobe research team on a third stage report. It will respond to the issues raised by NDIS participants, families and carers, lived experience and sector leaders, frontline workers and provider organisations.

The project team is running a series of co-design workshops to further refine their understanding of existing and emerging needs related to the NDIS psychosocial workforce.

This third report will focus on what participants with psychosocial disability are experiencing, and what co-design stakeholders identify as needing to change or improve in the delivery of services.

The Stage 3 report will reflect on the evidence in Stages 1 and 2 and point to what these reports tell us about good practice and innovative possibilities. It is due for release in December 2021.