Evaluation of the Community Abundance Workshops

Evaluation of a series of capacity building workshops which help the Sudanese Australian community understand the NDIS.

Evaluation of the Community Abundance Workshops

Partner Organisation: Community Abundance

Research Team: Anthea RutterLead Evaluator, Centre for Program Evaluation, Emily Qing and Mia Chen

Community Abundance received an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency, for a series of capacity building workshops which take a whole-of  -community approach to helping the Sudanese Australian community understand the NDIS, educate them about disability, empower them to advocate for themselves and understand their rights in Australia. As part of this grant, Community Abundance asked the University of Melbourne, and specifically the Centre for Program Evaluation,  to evaluate the project.

Research Outcomes:
The workshop program has made a valuable contribution to de-mystifying the NDIS and all service providers worked hard on the days to deliver their messages and have been successful in sharing information and assuring participants worries about it being a disciplinary system. (this comment came up about three times during the focus groups.) There are a number of recommendations which can be made in terms of future delivery of such workshops. Read more in the full report - linked below.

Read the Report here.