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Place-based policy at the crossroads : a summary report of the social inclusion and place based disadvantage workshop /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Social inclusion and place-based disadvantage workshop :.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Summary: The social inclusion and place based disadvantage workshop was held on the 13th of June 2008 at the Metropole Conference Centre in Fitzroy, Victoria, under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St Laurence?s Research & Policy Centre and the Victorian Government?s Department of Planning & Community Development. These proceedings are aimed at fostering, informing and stimulating public reflection, discussion, debate, research, and policy initiatives to address one of the central challenges facing contemporary Australian governments, industries and communities.Availability: (1)

Placing the social economy. /

by Amin, Ash | Cameron, Angus | Hudson, Ray.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2002Description: 147 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. See references to Bromley-by-Bow Centre, p.107,111-112Summary: This book examines the role of the social economy non-profit activities designed to combat social exclusion by selling socially useful goods and services in the marketplace. The authors, geographers by profession, analyse experience of the social economy in the United Kingdom, with particular attention to four urban areas (Bristol, Tower Hamlets in London, Middlesbrough and Glasgow). > > They conclude that there is no model of best practice that can simply be transplanted, partly because local context (for example, the support of the local government authority, or the history of volunteer sector activity) is an important influence, and partly because success may be related to meeting specific local needs rather than to generating a certain number of jobs. They argue that the social economy generally remains highly dependent upon the state, serving as a different way of using and distributing resources than as a way of generating them; and that it tends not to be sustained by local community resources alone. Therefore expectations in the UK and increasingly in the EU that the social economy can be a major source of jobs, regeneration and welfare provision are unrealistic. Instead, the most effective social enterprises can open up new possibilities and networks for people who have been restricted by the limited resources of poor places . The social economy should therefore be strengthened as a sector complementary to both the state and the market, not as a substitute for either.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public Tenant Advocacy Project : evaluation of a project funded by the Rental Housing Support Program. /

by Mulder, Stella.

Publisher: unpub. 2000Description: 16 leaves PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: April 2000 The participants who completed the project are public tenants in Frankston (3 people), Port Melbourne (2), Elsternwick (1), Highett (1) and Prahran (1)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Rebuilding social support networks in small & [and] emerging refugee communities . /

by Whittlesea Community Connections.

Publisher: Epping, Vic. Whittlesea Community Connections 2008Description: 64 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Independent community structures are the social fabric of communities providing strength, social interaction and contributing to identity and place within the broader community. Support networks act as key coping and survival mechanisms particularly during times of hardship. Re-establishing community structures during the settlement process however can be complex, impacted by factors such as loss of community members, dispersed settlement and lack of resources including language. The fact that emerging communities have reestablished community support structures despite these barriers and largely independently of formal support indicates that there are inherent strengths and capacities from which we can learn. This study highlights the importance of community support networks and the extent to which they provide much of the informal settlement support and social connections necessary to achieve successful settlement outcomes. To improve the sustainability and long- term outcomes for small and isolated refugee communities, greater support to strengthen internal structures and develop connections across communities is needed. In order to facilitate this process, the way in which social infrastructures are impacted by the settlement experience requires further analysis and was an aim of this research. Availability: (1)

Researching Australian Indigenous governance . /

by Smith, D.E.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:13 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This paper sets out the methodological and conceptual framework for the Indigenous Community Governance (ICG) Project on Understanding, Building and Sustaining Effective Governance in Rural, Remote and Urban Indigenous Communities. It describes the Project s research aims, questions, and techniques; explores key concepts; and discusses the ethnographic case-study and comparative approaches which form the core components of the methodological framework. The paper also considers the methodological issues inherent in participatory research, and for the dissemination and application of research findings within Indigenous and policy arenas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Review of older people s engagement with government . /

by Elbourne, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. [Department for Work and Pensions?] 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:29:24 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: UK report of an independent review of older people's engagement with government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ripples from the Zambezi : passion, entrepreneurship, and the rebirth of local economies. /

by Sirolli, Ernesto.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC. New Society Publishers 1999Description: xxii, 151p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-151)Summary: Drawing on almost 30 years experience in Africa, Australia and North America, Ernesto Sirolli throws light on how to build enterprises involving ordinary people in unlikely places. Through a series of stories of development failures and successes, Sirolli offers a fresh approach for involving people in their own development initiatives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sacred places, civic purposes : should government help faith-based charity? /

by Dionne, E. J. (ed.) | Chen, Ming Hsu (ed.).

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution Press 2001Description: xvi, 354 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references ( p. 343-354) and index.Summary: The objective of this book is to explore what faith-based groups [largely Christian congregations, but also larger-scale denominational or interfaith agencies] are doing in the United States, how governments do or could assist them without getting in the way, and how government involvement might be misguided or unhelpful. Written against the distinctive background of Americans deeply held views abut the separation of church and state, it offers food for thought in comparing with the Australian situation. Successive sections focus on topics from the more specific (e.g. teen pregnancy, child-care) to much broader ones (e.g. community development, education).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Schools, vocational education and training, and partnerships : capacity-building in rural and regional communities. /

by Stokes, Helen | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stacey, Kathleen | Lake, Murray.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:29:11 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Seeing is believing! /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (16.36 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: See also: An incredible journey : interim report and evaluation of the Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel / Sara Bice, [B12174].Summary: "Seeing is believing!" provides an intriguing look into the processes of deliberative democracy. The film follows 15 panelists through their journey of participation in the Southern Region Citizen's Panel. The panelists' experiences are enhanced by interviews with Brotherhood of St Laurence staff and others working on the Citizens Panel. ; This combination of documentary footage and interviews offers viewers a perceptive look into the planning, processes and execution of deliberative decision-making. This video is an invaluable tool for community organisations looking for and innovative means of increasing community involvement. Practitioners of deliberative decision-making will find the film useful for training purposes, while individuals can gain a deeper understanding of deliberative democratic processes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Setting the hubs humming : working together for children and their families. /

by Stubbings, Jo-Ann (ed) | Hubs Strategy Group for Hume Communities for Children nitiative.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: iv, 34 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-34)Summary: Hubs, in the context of this report, represent linked practices, places and people and the roles each play in the integration of services for children and their families. Early Years Hubs represent a shift in thinking and practice to the provision of services in increasingly inclusive ways. They act as a vehicle for joint planning of activities across sectors, enabling parents, children and community members to join together to plan, develop and be part of activities that are local, friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental and, most importantly, engaging. Setting the hubs humming has been created to document the experience of this work in the Hume Communities for Children site. This document outlines the learnings, working definitions and advice gained from the experience of the communities in this project. Working and emerging definitions have been included to illustrate the different approaches and strategies that have been adopted across the sites and as a means of demonstrating the diverse opportunities for service integration. Evidence-based research and local insights are provided, which reinforce the strength of integrated approaches. Barriers and enabling opportunities are also important features that highlight progress through difficulties and celebrate the success of innovation. Professional practices and models of the development of community Hubs have also been detailed. These practices have grown over three years, supported by the goodwill and commitment of partnership agencies. In addition this work has been created for anyone interested in exploring an integrated approach to the provision of services for children and their families. It has been developed to assist others in their own reflection, planning and implementing of similar projects and can be used as a tool and point of reference complementary to the action research process. It is by no means a definitive work, rather a beginning point from which other information may be sourced and further investigation undertaken. The style of the document has been chosen to be accessible to professionals, parents in leadership roles and the community so as to inspire a more collaborative approach to offering services that support children and their families.(Introduction - extract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Social capital and community building : spinning straw into gold. /

by Leonard, Rosemary | Onyx, Jenny.

Publisher: London, U.K. Janus Publishing Company Ltd 2004Description: 217 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 201-217Summary: Social capital the invisible resource which is created whenever people cooperate (p.1, drawing on Coleman 1990 & 1988) has become a buzzword of the new millennium. The authors draw on Australian and overseas examples to explore which activities contribute to our store of social capital, and which ones are likely to deplete it or redirect it for private gain.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social capital norms, networks and practices : a critical evaluation. /

by Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Social enterprise : a strategy for success

by Great Britain. Department of Trade and Industry.

Publisher: [London, U.K] Department of Trade and Industry 2002Description: 81 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2002Summary: The Social Enterprise Unit was set up in Autumn 2001, within the Department of Trade and Industry, to provide a focal point for strategic decision making across Government. Eight Working Groups, involving key stakeholders from the social enterprise community, were established by the Unit, and they have identified the major barriers to growth of the social enterprise sectorAvailability: (1)

Social enterprise in Anytown. /

by Pearce, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2003Description: 192 p.Notes: Includes a chapter by Allan Kay Replacement copy September 2007Summary: In the context of the increasing profile of social enterprise in the United Kingdom, Pearce describes how social enterprises differ from private businesses and from public agencies, and how the world of social enterprises has changed since the early 1990s. > The book begins with the ideal story of Anytown, showing how social enterprises can become central to a local economy. Later chapters identify the characteristics of social and community enterprises, the role of social capital, appropriate legal frameworks and a five-stage process of social accounting.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social inclusion and place based disadvantage : the Australian context /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: Social inclusion and place-based disadvantage workshop :.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Summary: Until now Australian policies have tended to focus on developing local social capital or connectedness. To be taken up into the social inclusion framework these place activities have to be integrated with those mainstream social services access to which is understood to be central to social inclusion. However current Labor thinking emphasises that ending place based exclusion is not only a job for social policy. Social and economic inclusion must go together.Availability: (1)

Social inclusion of the Hard to Reach : community consultation and the Hard to Reach : local government, social profiling and civic infrastructure : final report. /

by Brackertz, Nicola | Meredyth, Denise.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A practical resource for local councils wishing to engage their communities in decision making and planning. The focus is on how to broaden the range of people represented in council processes, especially those who are reluctant to participate in traditional consultation methods.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social networks and social exclusion : sociological and policy perspectives. /

by Phillipson, Chris (ed.) | Allan, Graham (ed.) | Morgan, David (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot, Hants Ashgate Publishing 2003Description: xiv, 276 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. "This book originated from a seminar series entitled Social networks and social exclusion : conceptual and public policy issues" Contents: 1. Introduction / Chris Phillipson, Graham Allan and David Morgan -- 2. Social networks and social exclusion : an overview of the debate / Graham Crow --3. Measuring social networks and assessing their benefits / James Lubben and Melanie Gironda -- 4. Social networks and social support in later life / Chris Phillipson -- 5. Networks and neighbourhoods : children's accounts of friendship, family and place / Virginia Morrow -- 6. Capturing personal communities / Ray Pahl and Liz Spencer -- 7. Cultural capital, social networks and social contexts : cultural orientations toward spare time practices in a new town / Dale Southerton -- 8. Diversity in partnership histories : implications for older adults' social integration / Pearl A. Dykstra -- 9. Social networks as mediators between the harsh circumstances of people's lives, and their lived experience of health and well-being / Vicky Cattell -- 10. Older people in urban neighbourhoods : addressing the risk of social exclusion in later life / Thomas Scharf and Allison E. Smith -- 11. Can government influence our friendships? : the range and limits of tools for trying to shape solidarities / Perri 6 -- 12. Community issues and social networks / Marilyn Taylor -- 13. Public policy and social networks : just how `socially aware' is the policy-making process? / Vicky Nash.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

SpeakOut : the step-by-step guide to speakouts and community workshops /

by Sarkissian, Wendy | Bunjamin-Mau, Wiwik | Cook, Andrea.

Publisher: London, U.K. Earthscan Ltd 2009Description: xxii, 374 p. : ill., maps, ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-364) and index.Summary: Finding specific advice on inclusive processes for engaging a community in a planning or design process can be a daunting undertaking. The latest offering in the Tools for Community Planning Series is the product of nearly two decades of successful practice by internationally acclaimed community planning specialists. It is designed to support veterans and people with little or no experience to conduct a wide variety of community engagement events with absolute confidence. The book introduces the SpeakOut, an innovative, interactive drop-in engagement process. It provides hands-on, systematic guidance and detailed checklists for managing community engagement processes, as well as targeted advice on facilitation, recording and training. Five international case studies are included. This unique, illustrated manual is a 'must-have' tool for community, city and regional planners, activists, community organizations, students in planning and the other land professions and workshop facilitators and trainers everywhere. ; Contents: Foreword / Karen Umemoto -- Pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Why Manuals Are Important -- Pt. 2. SpeakOuts -- 3. Introducing the SpeakOut -- 4. Five Successful SpeakOut Stories -- 5. Designing and Managing a SpeakOut -- 6. Interactive Activities -- 7. SpeakOuts for Children -- 8. Vote with Your Hands -- Pt. 3. Community Workshops -- 9. Designing and Managing a Workshop -- Pt. 4. Staffing, Facilitation, Analysis and Evaluation -- 10. Staffing, Facilitation and Recording -- 11. Analysis of Materials Generated by a SpeakOut or a Workshop -- Pt. 5. Other Considerations and Evaluation -- 12. Other Considerations -- 13. Evaluation -- Appendix A. A Ouick-and-Easy Checklist -- Appendix B. Footscray SpeakOut Stall Prompts and Instructions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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