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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes (WH&DS) project



The Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes (WH&DS) project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council as a partnership between researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney: Professors Craig Veitch, Michelle Lincoln and Anita Bundy and University of Western Sydney, Dr Gisselle Gallego, and New South Wales (NSW) Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) Western Region.

The project aims to develop, implement and evaluate new models of therapy service delivery for people with a disability living in rural areas.

Stage 1 involved literature searches, policy document review and interviews with senior government and non-government managers. The purpose of this initial stage was to develop a thorough understanding of the context within which therapy services were delivered in western NSW.

Stage 2 involved the collection of data about the delivery of therapy services from people living and working in western NSW. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with service providers (including but not restricted to therapists), carers and people with a disability. The purpose of this stage was to hear from people ‘on the ground' about their experience of therapy provision both from a professional and personal viewpoint.

The next stage of the project involves the translation of the research findings into policy that supports the delivery of therapy services to rural people with a disability.

This project was conducted by carrying out the following projects:-


Dr Angela Dew
Project Manager
Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes Project
75 East Street, T Building
Ph: +61 2 9351 9050
Fax: +61 2 9351 9128


Last updated: 27 September 2013
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