Planning with a heart,
head and hand framework
Heart focuses on a person's emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, empathy, and interpersonal skills.
Head focuses on a person's cognitive abilities, including knowledge gathering, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
Hand focuses on a person's practical skills and changing their behaviours to increase engagement in sustainable practice.
Our team interviewed people with disability, carers and workers in Central Australia and Western NSW to learn about their experience of the NDIS planning process. We heard from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people living in regional, rural, and remote areas.
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Our Project Team
The Heart-Led Planning project team includes researchers from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney, University of Canberra, Deakin University, and Flinders University, and partners from Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council and Northern Territory Disability Advocacy Service.
This project was funded by the Australian Research Council through a Discovery Indigenous Fellowship awarded to Professor John Gilroy.