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Anglicare Victoria /

by Anglicare Victoria.

Publisher: 08/12/2003 15:05:39http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/ 2003Summary: Cataloguer's description: Anglicare Victoria was formed in 1997 when the Mission to the Streets and Lanes, the Mission of St. James and St. John, and St. John's Homes for Boys and Girls merged to provide a service with a depth of experience in working with children, young people and families. Anglicare helps Victorians in need with practical support, including: food, material aid and financial counselling to low income earners; foster care for children; youth accommodation and support; counselling for victims of child abuse; parent education; family counselling; disability support; drug and alcohol counselling; and family violence support.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do you really want to hurt me? : exploring the costs of fringe lending : a report on the NAB Small Loans Pilot /

by National Australia Bank (NAB).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Bank Australia 2010Description: 55 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Brotherhood of St Laurence was on the NAB Small Loans Pilot Advisory GroupSummary: The NAB Small Loans Pilot was an exercise in collaboration across a number of people from the community, education, government, and corporate sectors. Microfinace programs developed help to address financial exclusion and provide financial services to all Australians. These programs offer opportunity and a chance to people who are marginalised or excluded from mainstream financial servicesAvailability: (1)

Emergency relief : a guide for small community groups. /

by Martin, Vicki | Murphy, John.

Publisher: Frankston, Vic. Triple A Foundation 2004Description: 62 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Escaping the debt trap : experiences of New Zealand families accessing budgeting services /

by Edgar, Nicolette (ed.) | New Zealand. Families Commission | McCardle, Janine.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Families Commission 2009Description: PDF.Other title: New Zealand. Families Commission. Research report ; no. 6/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009Summary: This report identifies factors contributing to New Zealand families being in problem debt, the impacts of such debt, and strategies used to get out of problem debt, including the role of Budgeting Services. This research focused on family members' views on what had led to their problem debt situation, how it affected their family and what could help other families to get out of debt.Availability: (1)

Evaluation of Saver Plus past participants 2011 /

by Russell, Roslyn | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wall, Lauren | Doan, Minh Phuong.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2011; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 56 p.: ill. col. tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Saver Plus is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ. The program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants. The program is delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society and Berry Street. Local community organisations also deliver Saver Plus including Anglicare SA, Anglicare WA, BGT, Bethany Community Support, Jewish Care Victoria and Haven. Bibliography : p. 55Summary: This report provides evaluation results of saving and money management behaviour of past Saver Plus participants enrolled in the program from 2006 to 2009.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Financial inclusion amongst new migrants in Northern Ireland : a literature review /

by Rahim, Nilufer | Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (London) | Wan, Ken | Franeschelli, Michela.

Publisher: London, U.K. Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 61-64Summary: The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion) was commissioned by the Information Centre about Asylum Seekers and Refugees (ICAR) to undertake a review of financial inclusion amongst new migrants in Northern Ireland and the research is funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. This report consists of the data and literature review conducted by Inclusion to gain evidence on the extent to which new migrants, those who have moved to Northern Ireland since 2000, experience financial inclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial inclusion in Australia and the potential of social networks /

by Lu, Justin W | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 10-14Summary: The issue of financial exclusion is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia. The inability to access appropriate and affordable financial products and services from mainstream financial institutions can substantially inhibit an individual's capacity to participate in modern society. While governments have repeatedly turned to the social sphere for solutions to community problems, contemporary interest in questions of inclusion have thus far failed to adequately recognise the utility of networks in promoting financial inclusion. Yet, the idea that social networks have value is not new. Nor are studies of the peer group dynamics and support that enable collective benefits. This paper will argue that harnessing the power of social networks can offer an innovative response to both social and financial exclusion. The way in which networks can be drawn upon to support excluded individuals and encourage participation will also be examinedAvailability: (1)

Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria. /

by Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria.

Publisher: 05/07/2003 15:49:00 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/07/2003 15:49:00 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria (GSYFS) provides a range of services including family counselling; supported accommodation for the homeless; 'no interest' loans; teenage foster care; financial counselling & emergency housing for victims of domestic violence.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

I wish I'd known sooner! : the impact of financial counselling on debt resolution and personal wellbeing /

by Brackertz, Nicola | Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory.

Publisher: The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 29-30Summary: In mid-2012, The Salvation Army commissioned the Swinburne Institute at Swinburne University to undertake a survey of its financial counselling recipients. The aim of the research was to determine the impact of financial counselling on an individual's ability to resolve or reduce their financial difficulties and increase their financial capability, as well as study the impact of financial counselling on their health and wellbeing.Availability: (1)

Insufficient funds : savings, assets, credit, and banking among low-income households /

by Blank, Rebecca M. (Ed.) | Barr, Michael S.

Publisher: New York, NY Russell Sage Foundation 2009Description: x, 326 p. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keeping personal budgets personal : learning from the experiences of older people, people with mental health problems and their carers /

by Newbronner, Liz | Social Care Institute for Excellence | Chamberlain, Ruth | Bosanquet, Kate | Bartlett, Chris | Sass, Bernd | Glendinning, Caroline.

Publisher: London, U.K. Social Care Institute for Excellence 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Social Care Institute for Excellence. Adult services report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography : p. 89-90Summary: This report presents findings from research into the experiences of using personal budgets for older people, people with mental health problems and their carers, with suggestions for good practice and future improvement. The research indicated a number of steps which can be taken to avoid personal budgets becoming too administrative and complex and to promote person-centred working.Availability: (1)

Many faces of saving : social dimensions of Saver Plus /

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2011; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 48 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Saver Plus is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ. The program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants. The program is delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society and Berry Street. Local community organisations also deliver Saver Plus including Anglicare SA, Anglicare WA, BGT, Bethany Community Support, Jewish Care Victoria and Haven.Summary: A small qualitative study of Saver Plus, a matched savings program designed to assist low-income Australians to build assets and improve their financial capability, explored the social and economic context in which the participants attempted to save money and manage their finances. It also shed light on the constraints to saving faced by individuals and families. The study includes recommendations for improving the Saver Plus program, and for broader policy reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Personalisation, productivity and efficiency /

by Carr, Sarah | Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Publisher: London, U.K. Social Care Institute for Excellence 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Social Care Institute for Excellence. Adult services report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : 31-33Summary: This brief report examines the potential for personalisation, particularly the mechanism of self-directed support and personal budgets, to result in costefficiencies and improved productivity as well as improved care and support, resulting in better outcomes for people's lives. It provides an overview of some emerging evidence on efficiency from the implementation of personalisation so far.Availability: (1)

Policy outlines for new model of income management : a consulation document /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. unpub. 2010Description: HTLM.Summary: This consulation document outlines five new policy outlines for the income management scheme. The five are: Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient Measure; Parental Exemptions - Indicators of financial vulnerability; Parental Exemptions - Parents with children of compulsory school age and under compulsory school age; Class Exemption - Special Benefit; and Matched Savings Scheme (Income Management) Payment.Availability: No items available

Promoting healthy finances : an evaluation of the Financial Health Service pilot /

by Arashiro, Zuleika | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Edition: 2011Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF 41 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes "Promoting healthy finances : an evaluation of the Financial Health Service pilot : research summary."Summary: An evaluation of a free, one-on-one, financial information and guidance service piloted in Melbourne by the Brotherhood of St Laurence for financially vulnerable people found that clients considered good communication and trust as key qualities of such a service, and preferred face-to-face consultation over other channels such as bank branches or the internet. Most clients sought information on how to deal with rising basic costs and very limited income. The service helped boost clients? confidence and willingness to seek future guidance, but there was no straightforward relationship between knowledge and action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Saver Plus summary report 2011 : incorporating summaries of two research reports : Evaluation of Saver Plus past participants 2011 and Many faces of saving : the social dimensions of Saver Plus /

by Russell, Roslyn | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wall, Lauren | Doan, Minh Phuong | Bodsworth, Eve.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2011; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 20 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Summary report Saver Plus is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ. The program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants. The program is delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society and Berry Street. Local community organisations also deliver Saver Plus including Anglicare SA, Anglicare WA, BGT, Bethany Community Support, Jewish Care Victoria and Haven.Summary: This document incorporates summaries of two Saver Plus research reports. The first research report was prepared by researchers at RMIT University and is the latest in a series of ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness of the Saver Plus program, focusing on the experience of participants from the 2006-2009 period. The second was prepared by researchers at the Brotherhood of St Laurence and assesses the experiences of Saver Plus participants to better understand the savings challenges faced by low-income people. This study includes recommendations for improving the Saver Plus program, and for broader financial policy reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Seeking direction : men, money advice and the road to financial health /

by Goode, Jackie | Loughborough University, Centre for Research in Social Policy | Waring, Amanda.

Publisher: London, U.K. Money Advice Trust 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011Summary: This research was commissioned to help further our understanding of the complex relationship between men and debt. There is a good deal of research already published on women and debt, and we wanted to ascertain any common tendencies in the reactions of men to a debt problem, most notably in the ways they seek and respond to advice. The study used in-depth interviews with twenty men, investigating 'triggers' into problematic debt for men; men's contributions to the management of household finances; how men see their own debt advice needs, and men's experiences and expectations of debt advice servicesAvailability: (1)

Smiling for the first time : bankruptcy for people with mental illness - what happens when credit code remedies fail? /

by Ryan, Martin | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service | Kliger, Beverley | Healy, Bill.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service 2010Description: vi, 27 p. : ill.Notes: September 2010Summary: People with a mental illness are amongst the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society due to their mental illness. Often they live in poverty on a limited Centrelink income and are faced with additional expenses. They experience social exclusion; being excluded from education, employment and housing as well as financial exclusion. At the same time they may have the burden of low self-esteem and impaired judgement due to their mental illness. Being in receipt of a government income and having a long-term illness or disability are the strongest predictors of debt.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The African consumer experience of the Contestable Energy Market in the west of Melbourne : A report prepared by the Footscray Community Legal Centre and the Financial Counselling Service Inc. /

by Footscray Community Legal Centre.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008Summary: "The purpose of this report is to document the experiences of recently settled African community members and other disadvantaged consumers in the western suburbs in dealing with energy providers in the deregulated, contestable energy market. The report also identifies the difficulties encountered by financial counsellors in seeking to assist these consumers and the impact that casework on their behalf has had on the delivery of financial counselling casework services to residents of the western suburbs of Melbourne."Availability: (1)

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