The founders of Quality Lifestyle Support had a vision to provide quality care for people with a disability prior to the year 2000. This was innovative at the time. Up until then caring for people with a disability had largely been the realm of not for profit organisations. In fact this is still the case. Our firm, Margaret Franklin & Associates has had the pleasure of assisting with the establishment of Quality Lifestyle Support and aiding its growth over the years. It has been a pleasure to see many people benefit from their care and professionalism in an industry challenged with a lack of funding. The professionalism and heart brought to the care of these people by John Hart (Director) and his team is inspiring and humbling. We are proud to be associated with this group.

Margaret F

Resources

Here is a list of some quality resources that Quality Lifestyle Support think that may be of use to you in your research.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Australia was a founding member of the United Nations and played a prominent role in the negotiation of the UN Charter in 1945. Australia was also one of eight nations involved in drafting the Universal Declaration.

This link details the rights of all people throughout the world in accordance with the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In 2008, the Australian Federal Government ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This link details the full rights of people with the impact of disabilities in their lives in accordance with the United Nations. http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml

Michael Kendrick Consulting International

Michael Kendrick PhD has been working in the human services field for over two decades, in a wide variety of roles. He currently consults with governments, service provider organisations and individuals on a global level in the field of disabilities, with the aim of improving the lives of all people with the impact of a disability in their lives. Part of this is making people aware that there are better options out there for all people and that people with a disability should not be subject to anything less than would be appropriate for the average citizen.

Michael frequently visits Australia and numerous other countries as a consultant and seminars have proven to be invaluable to many, many people.

This link gives people access to numerous publications and information that may assist in providing better services and better outcomes for all. http://www.kendrickconsulting.org

Department of Communities (Queensland)

This link is to the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Disability website. http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability

Department of Human Services (Australian Federal Government)

This link is to the Federal Government’s Department of Human Services, Disability website. http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/people-with-a-disability

The Declaration of the Rights of the Child

This link details the full rights of children throughout the world in accordance with the United Nations. http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/child.asp

Future Forums Project

At a meeting of the Community Services Futures Forum in March 2011, it was agreed to develop a green paper around how the sector could work better together in the face of significant and unprecedented change in the state and national community service environment. Download the PDF document here; Future Forums Project

Disability Care Australia

This link to Disability Care Australia is to assist people in understanding the changes that are occurring in relation to supporting people with the impact of a disability in their lives. It contains information and news for families, carers, support providers and most importantly, people with disabilities. http://www.disabilitycareaustralia.gov.au/