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Empowering engagement : a stronger voice for older people : the Government response to John Elbourne s review. /

by Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dwp.gov.uk/resourcecentre/empowering-engagement-stronger-voice-older-people.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:29:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingSummary: "Empowering engagement" is the government response to an independent review of older people's engagement with government. It sets out an action plan to improve the quality of life of older people through their closer engagement with government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Engagement of the African community in the Northern Territory : their settlement, education, workforce and community participation. /

by Abu-Duhou, Ibtisam.

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister. Multicultural Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Engaging communities in support of local development : measuring the effects of the Community Employment Innovation Project on Communities. /

by Gyarmati, David | de Raaf, Shawn | Palameta, Boris.

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada Social Research and Demonstration Corporation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.srdc.org/uploads/CEIP_CER_EN.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:36 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ethical solutions : the essential guide to implementing an ethics program in your community group. /

by Our Community.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Our Community 2003Description: 57 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation report : Breaking cycles building futures /

by University of Melbourne. Early Childhood Consortium | [Catharine Hydon] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpub. 2005Description: 34 p.Other title: Breaking cycles building futures : evaluation report.Notes: May 2005 The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages. (Executive Summary)Summary: "The aim of this evaluation Report for the Breaking Cycles, Building Futures (BCBF) program is to examine its implementation - its achievements, learnings, and barriers in three local government areas with a particular focus on what is transferable to elsewhere. BCBF aimed to identify and implement strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services which better engage and assist vulnerable families. It was funded to add value to the Best Start program, a three year initiative that aimed to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of young children across Victoria from pregnancy through to eight years. Best Start was conducted in 11 local government areas and two Indigenous communities, characterised by above-average levels of disadvantage. BCBF was conducted in three of the 11 Best Start local government areas. ; The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages." -- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence from research and development work in Bradford /

by Farnell, Richard | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study suggests the idea of a 'narrative in common' - developed by local people and connecting them across different neighbourhoods and backgrounds - as a more natural and progressive idea of 'cohesion' than that promoted through current national policy. It summarises findings from eight research projects about: Muslim women; Pakistani Muslim young men; recent migrants to Bradford; life on 'traditionally white' estates; and the use of creative media for community development and communication.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exclusion [innovation] inclusion. /

by Butcher Shop Production House | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence Butcher Shop Production House 2004Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (18:12 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 13 p. : ill. (booklet).Online Access: Booklet Notes: Book and DVD have separate archiving numbers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Financial exclusion and the poverty trap : overcoming deprivation in the inner city /

by Lenton, Pamela | Mosley, Paul.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2011Description: xv, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Routledge advances in social economics ; no. 17.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done. This book addresses one of the main causes of poverty, financial exclusion -- the inability to access finance from the high-street banks. People on low or irregular incomes typically have to resort to loan sharks, 'doorstep lenders' and other informal credit sources, a predicament which makes escape from the poverty trap doubly difficult. Over the last fifteen years, a strategy of breaking down the poverty trap has been implemented, known in the UK as community development financial institutions (CDFIs), typically non-profit lending institutions focussed on the financially excluded, and seeking to learn from the achievements of microfinance around the world. Focussing on the period 2007-09, during which the UK went into a global recession, this book investigates how CDFIs work and how well they have helped low-income people and businesses to weather that recession. Based on a study of eight CDFIs in four UK cities, we ask: what ideas for overcoming financial exclusion have worked well, and which have worked badly? What can we learn from the experience of these CDFIs which can help reduce poverty in this country and globally? We assess the impact of CDFIs using a range of indicators (including income, assets, education, health) and ask what changes in policy by both CDFIs and government agencies (for example, benefits agencies) might be able to increase impact. Some of the key lessons are: CDFIs need to work with appropriate partners to build up savings capacity in their clients; the community environment is vital in determining who escapes from the poverty trap; and CDFIs can never function properly unless they learn how to control their overdue debts. This book will be vital reading for those concerned with social policy, microfinance and anti-poverty policies in industrialised countries and around the world. ; Contents: Introduction -- Scope and method -- Financial performance of CDFIs -- CDFI clients : impacts on individuals -- Community-level impacts -- Fiscal impact -- Where next?.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From the margins to the centre : ACOSS 2004 Congress papers. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2005Description: 134 p.Other title: ACOSS Paper ; no. 139.Notes: Includes bibliographical references April 2005 Contents: ACOSS President's address /Andrew McCallum -- Work, participation and community : new community enterprises / Mandy Ahmat -- Indigenous women speak out : achieving safety all Indigenous communities / Stephanie Bell -- Breaking the cycle : investing in future generations / Tim Costello -- Australia's social progress / Marcus Einfeld -- Working together : models for Indigenous and non-Indigenous cooperation, management and service delivery : earning social licence : engaging the community / Brian Fowler -- Democracy, governance and service delivery : beyond ATSIC / Jackie Huggins -- All things begin at the centre and we have never left it / Jozie Karanga -- Lessons from the block and the bush : community cohesion and community relations / Susie Low -- Working together : models for Indigenous and non-Indigenous cooperation, management and service delivery / Tony Pietropiccolo -- Australia's social progress : a report card on practical reconciliation "Risky Business" / Des Rogers -- Indigenous centres in the policy margins : the CDEP scheme over 30 years / Will Sanders -- Juvenile injustice in the Northern Territory : a national disgrace / Sara -- Building stronger communities : capacity building in Indigenous communities : principles for success / William Tilmouth -- Indigenous women speak out : safety for all Indigenous communities "The Business of Relationship Building / Kerrie Tim -- Working together, and being accountable to each other / David Ross -- Australia's health challenge : sifting through the evidence : is Aboriginal health getting worse? / John Wakeman.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting it together : an inquiry into the sharing of government and community facilities : final report September 2009 /

by Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission 2009Description: lvi, 269 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Bibliography : p. 259-269Summary: Overall, the Commission considers that in many areas gains can be achieved from increasing the sharing of government and community facilities in Victoria, building in particular on the experience of those involved in sharing in the past, including in schools. Some modest increased participation by the private sector could be part of this. Shared facilities generally bring benefits; including improving service delivery and expanding the scope of services (especially in interactions between service providers), encouraging social connectedness within communities, facilitating access to and participation in activities (particularly among disadvantaged groups), improving efficiency (for example in maintenance costs) and better use of assets, including land. The mix of benefits varies across the range of shared facilities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting it together : an inquiry into the sharing of government and community facilities : Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission's final report : Victorian government response /

by Victoria. Department of Treasury and Finance.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. State of Victoria 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: The Government asked the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) to assess the potential for increased sharing of government and community facilities in metropolitan and regional Victoria, in relation to existing and new facilities. In its final report, the VCEC identified 24 recommendations with focus on better information, improving funding-based incentives, governance and commercial arrangements, and long-term opportunities to increase sharing. This document details the Government's response to each recommendation. The Treasurer released the Government response on 12 March 2010.Availability: (1)

Getting to know your community : a guide to using local data. /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities. Office of Community.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department for Victorian Communities. Office of Community Building 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.communitybuilding.vic.gov.au/cms/items/2005/10/00636-upload-00001.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Library also holds print copyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Governing the social : reconfiguring state and civil society relations. /

by Reddel, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2006Description: 20 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 6.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-20) November 2006 This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium, `Governments and communities in partnership : the next steps', organised by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, in May 2005.Summary: Tim Reddel argues that contemporary governance of social policies is characterised by shifting risks and responsibilities between sectors and interests and by a dominant neo-liberal agenda. He uses empirical research from place-based policy making and community strengthening initiatives in Queensland, together with a historical policy scan, to examine the policy trends. The paper highlights the limited conceptual and policy thinking underpinning the relationship between government and society, and questions the assumption that networks and partnerships are inherently democratic and participatory.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Government initiatives to develop the UK social economy . /

by Passey, Andrew | Lyons, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.accord.org.au/publications/ACCORD_paper12.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green streets, strong communities : what communities can do for emissions reductions and what emissions reductions can do for communities /

by Platt, Reg | Cook, Will | Pendleton, Andrew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This is an evaluation of the British Gas Green Streets community energy challenge in which 14 groups from dramatically different communities in England, Scotland and Wales were selected to spend a share of 2 million on a variety of microgeneration and energy efficiency measures in community buildings and surrounding households in pursuit of three objectives: to save energy, to generate energy, and to engage the wider community.Availability: (1)

Growing community enterprise : an evaluation of the Community Enterprise Development Initiative

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: xii, 88 p. PDF.Other title: Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2008 Summary: This is the final evaluation report from the Community Enterprise Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development and delivered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. After a pilot in 12 locations in 2005, the program expanded to 15 more sites in 2006 07. In addition to assisting the development of various community enterprises, CEDI has built a knowledge base about critical success factors and best practice, and fostered collaboration and networking. The report includes several case studies of community enterprises.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Housing, housing assistance and social cohesion . /

by Hulse, Kath | Stone, Wendy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/50300_pp' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:29:15 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigrants assimilate as communities, not just as individuals . /

by Hatton, Timothy J | Leigh, Andrew.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP547.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving Indigenous community governance through strengthening indigenous and government organisational capacity /

by Tsey, Komla | Closing the Gap Clearinghouse | McCalman, Janya | Bainbridge, Roxanne | Brown, Cath.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Closing the Gap Clearinghouse 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Resource sheet ; no. 10.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 At head of title: Australian Government ; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ; Australian Institute of Family Studies. AIHW cat. no. IHW 70. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Global and local evidence shows that getting governance right is hard work, but critical to improving Indigenous health, wellbeing and quality of life. Good governance is relevant for all seven COAG-endorsed building blocks for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: early childhood, economic participation, governance and leadership, health, healthy homes, safe communities and schooling. Governance is an issue over which Indigenous communities potentially have significant control, with sound governance structures allowing Indigenous people to effectively make decisions about their long-term goals and objectives for their communities, what kind of development they want and what actions need to be taken to achieve those goals. Good governance is about creating the conditions for legitimate and capable rule and for collective action.Availability: (1)

Including the excluded : from practice to policy in European community development. /

by Henderson, Paul.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 136 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-114) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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