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Ageing in place : what can we learn from each other? : the sixth F. Oswald Barnett Oration. /

by Tinker, Anthea.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1999Description: 28 p.Other title: Oswald Barnett Oration | F. Oswald Barnett Oration ; no.6.Notes: Oration held at St Johns Southgate, Thursday, 9 September 1999.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating a stronger information, advice and advocacy system for older people /

by Horton, Claire.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The adult social care system needs to ensure older people get the information, advice and advocacy services they need to remain independent. ; This Solutions paper highlights recent work in Newcastle by the Quality of Life Partnership that's developed ways of working with existing systems to make them more 'older person friendly', efficient, and effective for all concerned. Lessons learnt include: ; Invest in processes so that older people have a variety of ways of sharing their views and experiences. ; Persuade local partners that information and advice is not an add-on to the day job. It is the day job. ; Understand that partnership working is much more difficult, complex and time-consuming than working in isolation. ; Realise that some issues may need to be addressed across all age groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Independence and low-income older persons : when policy meets practice. /

by Leveratt, Mandy.

Publisher: (Unpub. paper) 1998Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper prepared for the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference November 1998 by Dr. Mandy Leveratt then Senior Policy Officer Brotherhood of St Laurence OLDER PEOPLE - Social conditions - Victoria - City of Yarra PRIMARY HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT (PHACS)Availability: (1)

Independence, identity and participation : why low-income older persons may not use community services. /

by Leveratt, Mandy.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 6 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A paper delivered at the ANZ Third Sector Conference, Deakin University, 17 June 1998Summary: This paper is based upon an exploratory study, funded by VicHealth, of low-income older persons living in rented accommodation in the City of Yarra—an inner Melbourne suburb (Leveratt 1998). The aim of the study was to discover whether they were able to gain access to the support services they may require which would enable them to continue to live within the community.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Independent living : the right to be equal citizens. /

by Gillinson, Sarah | Green, Hannah | Miller, Paul.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Independent living units : clarifying their current and future role as an affordable housing option for older people with low assets and low incomes. /

by McNelis, Sean | Herbert, Tania.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. AHURI 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National shelter : a literature review of seniors housing in Australia /

by Naufal, Roland | National Shelter.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.?] National Shelter 2009Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2009 This literature search draws on a wide range of source materials. However a significant contribution was made by extensive AHURI housing research and unpublished source material prepared by the Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Policy Research Centre.Summary: Housing suitability substantially impacts on healthy and productive ageing. Housing provides access to a range of amenities and is the main means of accumulating wealth . Low income older people are at greatest risk of losing their independence when housing is beyond their means. Recent Australian research has shown that single older people are at far greater risk of housing stress causing poorer physical and mental health status.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Neighbourhood characteristics : shaping the wellbeing of older Australians /

by Windsor, Tim D | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Pearson, Elissa L | Crisp, Dimity A | Butterworth, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2012Description: PDF.Other title: NSPAC research monograph ; no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012 Bibliography : p. 23-26Summary: With Australia's ageing population, it is increasingly important to understand factors that enhance the ability of older adults to retain independence and well-being into later life. While previous research in this area has traditionally focused on the characteristics of individuals, recognition is growing regarding the importance of the social and physical environment also contributing to health and happiness. As older adults are likely to spend a substantial proportion of their time in and around their home, neighbourhoods represent a particularly significant environment for this age group. The purpose of the present study was to increase understanding of the associations between neighbourhood characteristics and ageing well, with a sample of older Australians.Availability: (1)

Pathways from out-of-home care /

by Johnson, Guy | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Natalier, Kristin | Mendes, Phillip | Liddiard, Mark.

Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic.] Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: AHURI Final Report No. 147Summary: This project focuses on the housing experiences and outcomes of young people leaving state care. It is the first Australian study to specifically examine the connection between accommodation and young people?s transition to independent living. The project aims to inform policy and service practice to promote positive and sustainable housing outcomes for young people ageing out of the state out-of-home care system.Availability: (1)

Reforming youth allowance : the independent-at-Home category /

by Chapman, Bruce | Lounkaew, Kiatanantha.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Several of the Youth Allowance eligibility criteria for independent status were subject to severe criticism in the recent Review of Australian Higher Education (2008). ; Specifically, it seems to be the case that many students are able to qualify for socalled ?independent-at-home? financial support even though they may be living in circumstances of relative economic advantage. The paper examines the policy and ; statistical basis for these claims with the use of data from the HILDA survey and reports apparently strong support for the notion that the rules result in important ; inequities; the evidence was important to the deliberations of the Review Committee. ; The Commonwealth Government has recently announced changes to YA consistent with these findings.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The senior cohousing handbook : a community approach to independent living /

by Durrett, Charles.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. New Society Publishers 2009Description: xvii, 301 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 290-291Summary: Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic -- the healthy, educated and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the U.S. leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing, and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health; friendships and accessible social contact; safety and security; affordability and shared resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Transitioning from the state care system : the impact of in-care experiences on the post-care outcomes for young people leaving care. /

by Mendes, Philip | Moslehuddin, Badal.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Young people s changing routes to independence . /

by Bynner, John | Elias, Peter | McKnight, Abigail.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2002Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:55 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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