The Scope Outcomes Project aims to capture reliability and validity for three surveys developed by Scope to measure outcomes in the disability sector

The surveys focus on:

  • Social inclusion (The Social Inclusion Measure – Revised, 2014)
  • The impact of disability services on the lives of people with disability (Outcomes and Impact Scale — Revised, 2014)
  • Measuring progress towards goals (Measuring Outcomes in Services and Supports tool — Short Form, 2014).

Measuring outcomes associated with disability services is becoming increasingly important in the disability sector, especially in light of the upcoming implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

While there is an increased emphasis on outcomes, there is a lack of surveys relating to this area that are appropriate for use in the disability sector. Many existing surveys cannot be completed by people with a disability, particularly those with intellectual disability. Instead, the surveys rely on proxies or carers to provide information about outcomes.

The surveys are being tested across Australia by people with disability, carers and support workers. People have been invited to participate in the research through the services they access, with the aim of testing the surveys online.

The research has been funded by The Trust Company as Trustee Fred P. Archer Charitable Trust and the Anna White Trust.

View the Scope Outcomes survey Project website.

For more information, email research@scopeaust.org.au