The ability to reflect, to base organisational practice on evidence and to measure outcomes is increasingly important. Funders are looking for value for money; boards and management are increasingly asking about impact, fit for mission and overall value; and more clients will choose services based on demonstrable quality outcomes,
From surveys to face to face interviews and consultations, from literature reviews to quality of life outcome type measures, we develop frameworks for research, reviews and evaluations that work for the client and deliver on the questions asked. We write reports, articles, tenders and grant applications.
Publications authored, co-authored, edited or supervised by Barbel Winter from futures Upfront include:
- “What’s So Good About Being Special? Disabilities and the Politics of Exclusion” in Talkin' up and Speakin' Out, Aboriginal and Multicultural Voices in Early Childhood, eds. Miriam Giugni and Kerry Mundine, Pademelon Press, 2011
- Cultural Competence Works, editor, published MDAA 2010
- Ethnicity and Disability Factbook, Resource publication supervised and co-authored; published MDAA 2000
- “Less Talk, More Action”, Report supervised and co-authored; published MDAA 2000
- "Violence against young homeless lesbians" co-author, in Homophobic Violence, published by Institute of Criminology 1995
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Some recent work:
InControl Australiais a group of individuals and organisations that aims to bring about systemic policy change in Australia to enable individuals with disability and their families to self-manage their supports. On behalf of the NSW group, futures Upfront submitted a tender to the NDIA practical design fund, for the development of a Disability Support Organisation in the Hunter.
The application was successful and futures Upfront worked together with people with disability, families and colleagues from a range of advocacy agencies in NSW to develop a guide for the establishment of Disability Support organisations.
To read more about the work of futures Upfront click here.
I acknowledge that my work is conducted on the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and future, for they hold the memories, traditions, Cultures and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Sovereignty was never ceded.