Dr Carmel Laragy is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR).
Carmel’s research focuses on the provision of flexible and responsive social services in disability and aged care. Her background is in social work. She studies service design, organisational change and workforce requirements to facilitate the introduction of individual funding in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and consumer directed care (CDC) in aged care.
Recent book chapter
- Laragy, C., Simons, B., & Kimberley, H. (2016). Ageing in Community: Consumer Directed Care. In E. Moore (Ed.), Case Management: Inclusive Community Practice (2 ed., pp. 321-340). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Recent refereed publication
- Laragy, C., Fisher, K. R., Purcal, C. & Jenkinson, S. (2015). Individualised disability packages: addressing personal, organisational and community system change. Asian Social Work and Policy Review. 9 (2015) 282–292.
- Laragy, C., F. Sanders and L. Brophy (2015). Implications for family carers when people with psychosocial disability have individualised funding packages - literature review. Melbourne, University of Melbourne and Mind Australia. Access the reports and presentations.
- PhD, ’Professionals in the Changing Workplace’, La Trobe University
- Master of Social Work, ’Group Supervision Using Action Methods’, Monash University
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Monash University
- Bachelor of Arts, Major – Psychology, Monash University
- Laragy, C.,David, C.,Moran, N. (2016). A framework for providing information in individualised funding programmes In: Qualitative Social Work, 15, 190 - 208
- Laragy, C.,Allen, J. (2015). Community aged care case managers transitioning to consumer directed care: More than procedural change required In: Australian Social Work, 68, 212 - 227
- Wiesel, I.,Laragy, C.,Gendera, S.,Fisher, K.,Jenkinson, S.,Hill, T.,Finch, K.,Shaw, W.,Bridge, C. (2015). Moving to my home: housing aspirations, transitions and outcomes of people with disability In: AHURI Final Report Series - Project: Accommodating NDIS: maximising housing choice in a reformed disability sector - AHURI Final Report No. 246, , 1 - 95
- Laragy, C.,Fisher, K.,Purcal, C.,Jenkinson, S. (2015). Australia's individualised disability funding packages: when do they provide greater choice and opportunity? In: Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 9, 282 - 292
- Purcal, C.,Fisher, K.,Laragy, C. (2014). Analysing choice in Australian individual funding disability policies In: Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73, 88 - 102
- Ramcharan, P.,Leighton, D.,Moors, R.,Laragy, C.,Despott, N.,Guven, N. (2013). It's My Choice! The Principles of Choice Volume 5 In: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) Canberra
- Laragy, C.,Ramcharan, P.,Fisher, K.,McCraw, K.,Williams, R. (2013). Making it work: A workforce guide for disability service providers. In: Commonwealth - FaHCSIA Canberra
- Laragy, C.,Ramcharan, P.,Fisher, K.,McCraw, K.,Williams, R. (2013). Background Evidence: Making it Work: A workforce guide for disability service providers. In: Commonwealth - FaHCSIA Canberra, Australia
- Laragy, C.,Bland, R.,Giles, R.,Scott, V. (2012). Australian practice standards nine years on: Are they useful? In: International Social Work, 56, 644 - 658
- Ottmann, G.,Laragy, C.,Allen, J. (2012). People at centre stage: Evaluation summary report In: Australian Research Council Melbourne, Australia
- Increasing consumer self-management in home care. Funded by: Department of Health, Dementia and Aged Care Fund (DACS) 2017 from (2017 to 2019)
- Accommodating the NDIS: maximising housing choice in a reformed disability sector. Administered by The University of New South Wales. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants 2014 from (2014 to 2015)
- The Choosing for Yourself Toolkit. Funded by: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Contract from (2012 to 2013)
- Best practice guide for Disability Support Providers (DSPs) employing support workers within NDIS. Funded by: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Contract from (2012 to 2013)
- Transforming the experiences of ageing: The ABCD of building socially inclusive communities. Administered by La Trobe University.. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2011 to 2013)
1 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions