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Rough sleeping in Victoria : situation appraisal

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Victoria. Department of Health and Human Services.

Publisher: unpublished. 2017Description: 54 p. PDF.Other title: Situation appraisal for the rough sleeping strategy.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2017 Summary: This situation appraisal documents what is currently known about street homelessness in Victoria, commonly referred to as rough sleeping, with a view to informing discussion and development of a longterm strategy to reduce it. The situation appraisal will inform discussions with stakeholders during mid- 2017, prior to the development of advice on a Rough Sleeping Strategy to be provided to the Minister for Housing by the end of October 2017. In order to document what is currently known about people sleeping rough in Victoria, a variety of perspectives were sought. These came from three key sources: • data – analysis of point-in-time data, service usage data and service-specific data • discussions – meetings between the project team and selected key stakeholders involved in service delivery or support of people sleeping rough in Victoria • research – an extensive literature review and analysis of approaches to rough sleeping in other Australian jurisdictions and internationally. This information is drawn together in this situation appraisal to provide a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of rough sleeping in Victoria. It has informed the principles Availability: (1)

Better Futures [Website]

by Victoria. Department of Health and Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Victoria. Department of Health and Human Services Online Access: Website Notes: Better Futures aims is to engage earlier with care leavers, supporting them to have an active voice in their transition planning, and providing individualised supports both in-care and post-care across a range of life areas including housing, health and wellbeing, education, employment, and community and cultural connections. Better Futures, was previously known as Leaving Care Support Services, post care support, information and referral, Springboard, Aboriginal leaving care support services, and mentoring. Care Services was previously known as out of home care. Better Futures includes: Direct case work support ; Information and advice ; Access to flexible funding. ; We are working alongside the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) to develop a Better Futures (Advantaged Thinking) Practice Framework, which will guide workers to work in an 'Advantaged Thinking way', engaging with young people using a strengths-based approach, recognising and building their talents and aspirations, as well as assisting them to overcome challenges. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Findings from Ten to Men : The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, 2013-2016 Galina Daraganova ; Brendan Quinn (Department of Health ) (AIFS)

by Daraganova, Galina | Australia. Department of Health (DOH) | Quinn, Brendan | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2020Description: xvi, 95 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Insight #1 : Findings from Ten to Men.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health is the first large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study to focus exclusively on investigating and improving the health and wellbeing of males in Australia. It is also the largest longitudinal study of male health in the world. Funded by the Department of Health (DoH), it was established in 2012 to investigate five broad research themes in relation to Australian males: physical health; social and environmental determinants of health; health-related behaviours; mental health and wellbeing; and health services and knowledge. Moving forward, the study is guided by – and seeks to address the priority areas and key issues of – the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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