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The review and analysis of existing data on the aged care workforce and the design and distribution of a census and survey on the aged care workforce . /

by Richardson, Sue | Martin, Bill.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:52 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender, time use and public policy over the life cycle . /

by Apps, Patricia | Rees, Ray.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:56 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Best practice : family and work life balance : manual for the SACS sector. /

by Australian Services Union | Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Services Union and Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association 2006Description: 1 computer laser optical disk ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: Computer Disk contains: Best Practice Family & Work Life Balance Manual - Text Only (Word document), pp 74 ; Best Practice Manual (PDF), pp. 71; Best Practice Family & Work Life Balance Manual - Text Only (Word document): References to the Brotherhood of St Laurence 8 times: Best Practice Manual (PDF) References to the Brotherhood of St Laurence 8 times:; August 2006 Written and compiled by Julie Kun and Michelle Stretton. "Best practice : family and work life balance : manual for the SACS sector" was launched by the Hon. Rob Hulls on 17th August 2006 at 10 am at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy; Michelle Stretton, Human Resources Consultant, People Work & Culture, Brotherhood of St Laurence (Steering Committee Member) -- Best Practice Family & Work Life Balance Manual - Text Only (Word document)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Rethinking the care-market relationship in care provider organisations. /

by King, Debra.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The nature and impact of caring for family members with a disability in Australia. /

by Edwards, Ben | Higgins, Daryl J | Gray, Matthew.

Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies 2008Description: xvi, 122 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Section A -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Carer Payment and Carer Allowance policy background -- Section B. The Families Caring for a Person with a Disability Study -- 3. Method and sample -- 4. Demographic characteristics of families, finances and service use -- Section C. Family relationships and support networks -- 5. Literature review -- 6. Empirical findings on relationships, family functioning and supports for carers -- Section D. The mental and physical health of families caring for a person with a disability -- 7. Literature review -- 8. Empirical findings on the mental health of carers -- 9. Mental health of other family members, including the person with a disability -- 10. Empirical findings on the physical health of carers -- Section E. Labour force participation -- 11. Selected labour market issues for female carers: Literature review and empirical findings -- Section F -- 12. Conclusion. Family & early years Into & out of work Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Individual budgets pilot projects : impact and outcomes for carers. /

by Glendinning, Caroline | Buckmaster, Luke.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:30:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Individual Budgets (IBs), piloted in 13 English local authorities, aimed to give greater flexibility, choice and control. Although primarily intended to benefit chronically sick, disabled and older people, IBs could also be expected to affect their carers. This study investigated the impact of IBs on carers in terms of assessment, support planning, costs and outcomes. Main findings include: > When carers of people with IBs were compared with carers of people using conventional services, IBs were significantly associated with positive impacts on carers' reported quality of life and, when other factors were taken into account, with social care outcomes. Positive outcomes for carers partly reflected being more able to engage in activities of their choice. IBs assessment and support planning offered more opportunities for carers' involvement than conventional social care practice. Sites varied in how help from carers was treated in calculating the monetary value of service users' IBs." -- SPRUAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to inquiry into better support for carers. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Morka, Christine.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 11 p. PDF.Other title: [Submitted to] House of Representatives Inquiry into Better Support for Carers.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: In response to the Federal Government Inquiry to review better support for carers, Brotherhood Aged and Community Care Services conducted a series of focus groups with family carers within its services (Packaged Care, Disability, Respite, and Day Programs). These focus groups represent part of the BSL’s ongoing commitment to encouraging independence and self-advocacy. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Disability support services 2008-09 : report on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement and the National Disability Agreement /

by Prichard, Glyn | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Aisbett, Anne | Thompson, Nick | Brady, Brendan | Schlumpp, Arianne | Palamara, Daniel | Wakefield, Nathan.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Disability.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Cat. no. DIS 58 Bibliography : p.122-123Summary: This report presents information about people who used disability support services during 2008-09, and the agencies and outlets that provided services. Key trends in service provision are also examined using six years of national data collected for, or partially, for the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS). The 2008-09 reporting period is the last year that data will be collected under the CSTDA. For 2009-10 the CSTDA NMDS will be renamed the Disability Services NMDS and will continue to contain data about services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). Over one quarter of a million people used services provided under the CSTDA/NDA in 2008-09, which accounted for nearly Availability: (1)

The caring self : the work experiences of home care aides /

by Stacey, Clare L.

Publisher: Ithaca, NY ILR Press 2011Description: xii, 199 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly becoming the backbone of America's system of long-term care, and their numbers continue to grow. Often referred to as frontline care providers or direct care workers, home care aides -disproportionately women of color - bathe, feed, and offer companionship to the elderly and disabled in the context of the home. In The Caring Self, Clare L. Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others. Aides experience material hardships -most work for minimum wage, and the services they provide are denigrated as unskilled labor - and find themselves negotiating social norms and affective rules associated with both family and work. This has negative implications for workers who struggle to establish clear limits on their emotional labor in the intimate space of the home. Aides often find themselves giving more, staying longer, even paying out of pocket for patient medications or incidentals; in other words, they feel emotional obligations expected more often of family members than of employees. However, there are also positive outcomes: some aides form meaningful ties to elderly and disabled patients. This sense of connection allows them to establish a sense of dignity and social worth in a socially devalued job. The case of home care allows us to see the ways in which emotional labour can simultaneously have deleterious and empowering consequences for workers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Help wanted? : providing and paying for long-term care / OECD

by Colombo, Francesca | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Llena-Nozal, Ana | Mercier, J r me | Tjadens, Frits.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2011Description: 328 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Chapter 1. Long-term Care: Growing Sector, Multifaceted Systems -- Ch. 2. Sizing Up the Challenge Ahead: Future Demographic Trends and Long-term Care Costs -- Ch. 3. The Impact of Caring on Family Carers -- Ch. 4. Policies to Support Family Carers ?- Ch. 5. Long-Term Care Workers: Needed but Often Undervalued ?- Ch. 6. How to Prepare for the Future Long-term Care Workforce? ?- Ch. 7. Public Long-term Care Financing Arrangements in OECD Countries ?- Ch. 8. Private Long-term Care Insurance: A Niche or a 'Big Tent' ?- Ch. 9. Where To? Providing Fair Protection Against Long-term Care Costs and Financial Sustainability -- Ch. 10. Can We Get Better Value for Money in Long-term CareSummary: This book examines the challenges countries are facing with regard to providing and paying for long-term care. With populations ageing and the need for long-term care growing rapidly, this book looks at such issues as: future demographic trends, policies to support family carers, long-term care workers, financing arrangements, long-term care insurance, and getting better value for money in long-term care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Families, care-giving and paid work : challenging labour law in the 21st century /

by James, Grace (ed.) | Busby, Nicole (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing 2011Description: xii, 231 p.Notes: Includes bibiographical refences and index. Contents: Introduction Nicole Busby and Grace James ; Part 1. Reconciling Employment and Family Care-giving: A Gender Analysis of Current Challenges and Future Directions for UK Policy Suzy MacPherson ; 2. Atypical Working in Europe and the Impact on Work - Family Reconciliation Clare Lyonette ; 3. Is There a Fundamental Right to Reconcile Work and Family Life in the EU Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella ; Part II: 4. The Rights and Realities of Balancing Work and Family Life in New Zealand Annick Masselot ; 5. Law's Response to the Reconciliation of Work and Care: The Australian Case Sara Charlesworth ; 6. Parental Leave Rights in Italy: Reconciling Gender Ideologies with the Demands of Europeanisation Roberta Guerrina ; 7. Comparative Lessons on Work/Family Conflict - Swedish Parental Leave versus American Parental Leave Michelle Weldon-Johns ; Part III: 8. Care-giving and Reasonable Adjustment in the UK Rachel Horton ; 9. Reconciling Care-giving and Paid Work in Ireland: The Contribution of Protection Against Family Status Discrimination Olivia Smith ; Part IV: 10. Child Welfare and Work/Family Reconciliation Policies: Lessons from Family Law Grace James and Therese Callus ; 11. Unpaid Care-giving and Paid Work Within a Rights Framework: Towards Reconciliation? Nicole Busby.Summary: This book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. The book brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent developments in European social and labour law and policy, in the light of institutional changes. The contributors provide unique insights as they evaluate the impact of the enlargement processes, the implications of the Lisbon treaty, the integration of the Charter into EU law - and, crucially, the consequences of the economic crisis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disability support services 2009-10 : report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement /

by Prichard, Glyn | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Brady, Brendan | Schlumpp, Arianne | Grant, Libby.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Disability.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Cat. no. DIS 59 Bibliography : p. 23-24Availability: (1)

The aged care workforce : final report 2012 /

by King Debra et al | Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2013 Appendicies: p. 166-187 Includes bibliographic referencesSummary: This report provides detailed information about the workforce that delivers aged care to older Australians in both residential and community care. The data contained in the report was gathered as part of the third aged care workforce census and survey, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and conducted by the National Institute of Labour Studies. In reporting on the 2012 aged care workforce, comparisons are made between the workforce in residential and community care, and with relevant findings from 2003 and 2007 so that the overall development of the sector can be tracked. ; The report focuses primarily on direct care workers who are PAYG employees in residential facilities and community outlets, including Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), Enrolled Nurses (EN), Personal Care Attendants (PCA) / Community Care workers (CCW), Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and Allied Health Assistants (AHA). Limited information is also provided on PAYG non-direct care workers (i.e. managers, administration and ancillary staff); non-PAYG workers (i.e. agency, brokered or self-employed staff; and volunteers).Availability: (1)

Disability support services : services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2018–19

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020Description: 30 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2020Summary: Capturing the diverse experiences of people with disability in a reporting context is challenging. People with disability are not a homogenous group. They have different types and severities of disability; come from all demographic and socioeconomic groups; and interact, in varying degrees, with every aspect of Australian life across a multitude of social policy and program areas. This is compounded by differing understandings of what disability is and how to best capture it in data.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Duty of care: meeting the aged care workforce challenge / Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

by Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), 2021Description: 42 p. PDF.Online Access: Report | Website (media release, podcast) Summary: Aged-care workers currently care for more than 1.3 million Australians, both in the home and in residential settings. But as more Australians enter old age, we have failed to prepare for the human challenge at the centre of aged care by building a workforce that is both big enough and well-equipped to meet community expectations. As demand has soared amid major constraints on supply, there has been no comprehensive action to bring the two into balance. Demand for workers is rapidly increasing due to demographic changes, increases to minimum staffing levels and new funding to address unmet demand. At the same time, low wages, a lack of career progression and poor training outcomes, combined with negative public perceptions of the industry, are constraining the supply of workers. The recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, while critically important, further add to demand with the need for more care at a higher quality. If the workforce continues expanding at its current glacial pace, CEDA estimates that within the next decade there will be a shortage of 110,000 direct aged-care workers, and by 2050 more than 400,000 workers. Direct care workers include personal-care assistants, nurses and allied-health staff (such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists amongst others). [Executive Summary] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

NDIS workforce final report / Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

by Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme [author,, issuing body.] | Andrews, Kevin James, 1955- [organiser.].

Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, 2022Description: xi, 134 p. PDF.Other title: National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS workforce final report.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of Australia’s most ambitious public policy initiatives. Critical to the sustainability of the NDIS, is a workforce of sufficient size to meet demand, and which has the appropriate skills, qualifications and expertise to deliver safe, quality supports to participants. It is estimated that the NDIS workforce will need to grow by an additional 83 000 full time equivalent staff to support participants at the scheme’s projected peak. However, attracting and retaining a suitably skilled, qualified workforce continues to prove a significant challenge, with the sector increasingly seen as overworked, underpaid, undervalued and poorly trained. On 9 December 2020, the committee tabled an interim report for this inquiry. Aware that the Australian Government was, at the time, developing a national workforce plan for the NDIS, the report examined the range of issues facing the NDIS workforce, made 14 recommendations on how such matters should be addressed and outlined what the content, scope and focus of the forthcoming NDIS workforce plan should be. The committee welcomed the release of the NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021-2025 (Workforce Plan; the Plan) in June 2021, along with other measures identified by the Australian Government in response to the committee’s interim report. However, evidence provided to this inquiry has demonstrated that ambitious action is needed to adequately address issues within the NDIS workforce and to safeguard the availability of safe and quality supports for NDIS participants into the future. This second and final report for this inquiry makes eight recommendations to further address such matters. The recommendations relate to: increasing NDIS workforce data collection ; consulting NDIS workers and other key stakeholders in all NDIS pricing review processes ; improving employment opportunities for people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the workforce ; addressing the funding and resourcing implications of new training and upskilling initiatives ; increasing student placement opportunities within the workforce ; developing clear and measurable outcomes for the initiatives in the NDIS National Workforce Plan 2021-2025; and developing a comprehensive consultation strategy for the implementation of measures under the Workforce Plan. p -- ix Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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