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Active Linking Initiative (ALI) Evaluation /

by Edwards, Robyn | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Fisher, Karen R.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 Report prepared for Ageing Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services NSW. Bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to evaluate the Active Linking Initiative (ALI). The ALI began in 2000 as one part of the NSW Boarding House Reform Program. ALI aims to link people who live in Licensed Residential Centres (LRC, commonly known as licensed boarding houses) into the community in ways which are meaningful and sustainable. ALI support is a contracted service funded by DADHC and provided by nongovernment organisations (NGO). It aims to facilitate community based activities based on a person's goals, building individual skills to enhance their independence and integration within the community.Availability: (1)

Ageing and skills : a review and analysis of skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time /

by Desjardins, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Warnke, Arne Jonas.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD education working paper ; no. 72.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: EDU/WKP(2012)9 27-Mar-2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship between ageing and foundation skills. In particular, the fact that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be linked with PIAAC offers a unique opportunity to examine trends over time at the cohort level for a wide range of countries. Specifically, repeated measures will enable an analysis of whether there is skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan of cohorts and overtime between cohorts. This is especially important because age-skill profiles observed on the basis of a single cross-section are difficult to interpret. With this as a backdrop, this paper has sought to provide an overview of what is known about age-skill profiles and to conduct an analysis that demonstrates how trend data based on repeated cross-sectional observations of direct measures of skill at the cohort level can be used to estimate skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time.Availability: (1)

Ageing well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development. /

by Vaillant, George.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications 2002Description: viii, 373p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An interim evaluation of the Miller Live N Learn campus . /

by Randolph, Bill | Wood, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy 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).

Dementia risk reduction : a practical guide for health and lifestyle professionals /

by Farrow, Maree | Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Scullin, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: This guide provides information for health and lifestyle professionals about modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia. Each section explains the evidence for the association of that factor with dementia risk and provides a practical guide to the resources available to health and lifestyle professionals to assist them to work with their clients to address factors of concern. Where possible, hyperlinks are provided to those resources. The guide aims to provide health and lifestyle professionals with a quick reference source to enable them to offer strategies to clients for maintaining their cognitive health and reducing their dementia risk. As many of the risk factors for dementia overlap with those for other chronic conditions that can be addressed by preventative health, the guide draws on existing guidelines and resources, and provides links to these.Availability: (1)

Developing skills for life and work : accelerating social and emotional learning across South Australia /

by Kahn, Lauren | The Young Foundation | McNeil, Bethia | Patrick, Robert | Sellick, Vicki | Thompson, Kate | Walsh, Lucas.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Young Foundation 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography : p. 45Summary: This paper explores evidence for the importance of a greater emphasis on social and emotional learning, as part of a holistic view of young people's education. It: (1) looks to the trends in the field globally, and in Australia and South Australia specifically, highlighting the need for new approaches; (2) outlines evidence for how social and emotional competencies (SEED skills) improve outcomes both for individuals and for society and communities; (3) considers how these competencies can most effectively be nurtured to prepare young people for safe and successful transitions to work; (4) explores 12 examples from the UK, USA and Australia where young people are flourishing as a result of investment in social and emotional learning programmes. (Examples include: Stronger Smarter Institute, MindMatters, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Beyond Current Horizons, Enabling enterprise, Studio Schools, Mental Toughness Development). Concludes by considering how South Australia could create the five conditions which accelerate improvement in young people?s social and emotional competencies by building on much of the current good practice, providing better measuring tools, new professional development opportunities and wider accountability for outcomes.Availability: (1)

Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being

by Seligman, Martin E. P.

Edition: 1st Atria paperback ed.Publisher: New York, NY Atria 2013Description: xii, 349 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment. ; Contents: A new positive psychology. What is well-being? ; Creating your happiness : positive psychology exercises that work ; The dirty little secret of drugs and therapy ; Teaching well-being : the magic of MAPP ; Positive education : teaching well-being to young people -- The ways to flourish. GRIT, character, and achievement : a new theory of intelligence ; Army strong : comprehensive soldier fitness ; Turning trauma into growth ; Positive physical health : the biology of optimism ; The politics and economics of well-being -- Appendix. Signature strengths test.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Include me in : how life skills help homeless people back into work /

by Lownsbrough, Hannah | DEMOS.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2005Description: 23 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-23)Availability: (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)

Outcomes for parents with disabled children and carers of disabled or older adults : similarities, differences and the implications for assessment practice. /

by Arksey, Hilary | Beresford, Bryony | Glendinning, Caroline.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/spru/pubs/pdf/Outcomes.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Realising the economic potential of senior Australians : enabling opportunity /

by Australia. The Treasury. Advisory Panel on the Economic otential of Senior Australians.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2011Description: viii, 58 p.: ill. col.Other title: Realising the economic potential of senior Australians:.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Release of the Second Report Canberra, 2 November 2011Summary: Australia's population is ageing. This demographic and societal transformation will result in an extended life course and the possibility of more time for a productive life in the middle years. Rather than being perceived as a threat, demographic change presents a period of great opportunity. It challenges individual Australians, organisations and the nation to capture the potential of an increased number of healthy, wealthier and skilled senior Australians. It also challenges all Australians to anticipate, plan for and invest in a longer life, so they can realise the choices that come from this planning and investment. This is an opportunity for individuals to empower themselves with a greater understanding of their own life potential and to make better informed decisions. If Australia overcomes barriers that inhibit the release of this potential, the nation, organisations and individuals can play their role in creating opportunities to harness the economic potential of senior Australians. The rewards will be substantial. The opportunities stem from maximising choices; utilising technology; keeping older people connected with family, neighbourhoods and workplaces; eliminating discrimination; developing markets; planning for longer more productive lives and encouraging flexibility. We face a potential future where older Australians continue contributing to society, the workplace and their own wellbeing to an extent not previously experienced. New industries tailored to these changing circumstances will evolve to provide services and goods to a larger and wealthier senior market. To make the most of this demographic shift, Australia needs to take a fresh approach to the four key areas that will enable these opportunities: health, housing, participation (both paid and unpaid) and lifelong learning. These developments are fundamental to an Australia that ages well. Understanding and capitalising on these areas and the dynamics between them, is critical as the nation adapts to the challenges of the 21st century.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).

Should we ban brokerage? /

by Duffy, Simon | Centre for Welfare Reform | Fulton, Kate.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Centre for Welfare Reform 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: First published 6th November 2009. This paper was published in association with Paradigm Bibliography : p. 21Summary: This discussion paper aims to encourage more thinking and discussion about the development of a support structure for Self-Directed Support. The paper is split into three parts: first, we set out our concerns at the development of a narrowly defined model of Independent Professional Brokerage; second, we explore an alternative communitybased model of support; and finally we offer 10 practical strategies for local action. We believe that a community-based model of support offers an approach which is more open, effective and efficient. In fact a shift towards such a community-based model may even reduce the funding necessary for infrastructure and increase the funding available for direct support - putting more money directly in the control of older people and disabled people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Talking Mats help involve people with dementia and their carers in decision making /

by Murphy, Joan | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Oliver, Tracey M | Cox, Sylvia.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Summary and Full report Bibliography : p. 44-45Summary: This study has shown that Talking Mats , a low-tech communication tool, can help people with dementia and their family carers feel more involved in making decisions about managing their everyday life.Availability: (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: 'http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/184263108X.pdf' 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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