Carmel has expert knowledge in the fields of disability and aged care regarding the provision of services using individual funding. Carmel has studied the introduction of individual funding programs nationally and internationally since the early 2000s.
These include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDSI) and Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in aged care. She has evaluated national programs and published widely nationally and internationally. Carmel is on the committee of management of AMIDA, a self-advocacy service for people with intellectual disability; and convenes a peer support group for social workers navigating the NDIS and CDC programs.
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What Conditions Are Needed For People With An Intellectual Disability To Benefit From Indi..
Evaluation Of Transformative Employment Opportunities For People With An Intellectual Disa..
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A framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes
Carmel Laragy, Christina David, Nicola Moran
Journal article | 2016 | Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice
The need for all people with disability to have access to reliable information before they can make informed choices in individual..
Community Aged Care Case Managers Transitioning to Consumer Directed Care: More Than Procedural Change Required
Carmel Laragy, Jacqueline Allen
Journal article | 2015 | Australian Social Work
Consumer directed care (CDC) is increasing in community aged care. However, limited information is available to successfully trans..
Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability
Ilan Wiesel, Carmel Laragy, Sandra Gendera, Karen R Fisher, Samantha Jenkinson, Trish Hill, Kate Finch, Wendy Shaw, Catherine Bridge
Report | 2015 | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series
Many people with disability in Australia experience housing and living arrangements which are markedly different to the rest of th..
Developing consumer-directed care for people with a disability: 10 lessons for user participation in health and community care policy and program development
Goetz F Ottmann, Carmel Laragy
Journal article | 2010 | Australian Health Review
This paper outlines 10 lessons derived from the development of a consumer-directed care program for families with disabled childre..
Senior Research Fellow
Social And Political Sciences
Australian Association of Social Work
Doctor of Philosophy
La Trobe University
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts