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Housing, public policy and social inclusion /

by Hulse, Kath | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Jacobs, Keith | Arthurson, Kathy | Spinney, Angela.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Housing, public policy and social inclusion. AHURI.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project no. 50566 PDF is of the final report URL contains: Positioning Paper: No. 135: Housing, public policy and social inclusion Final Report: No. 177: At home and in place? : the role of housing in social inclusionSummary: This project focused on housing in affecting social inclusion/exclusion. It reinforced the notion that exclusion is much more than simply loss of housing through homelessness. People can be socially excluded through having their options limited to poor quality and insecure accommodation in unsafe neighbourhoods, with few job prospects and inadequate services. Two particular types of social exclusion (using a categorization developed in the UK) were found to be relevant to this study: deep social exclusion (for people who experience multiple or cumulative disadvantage, such as many who are homeless); and concentrated exclusion (where disadvantages might be found in particular groups or locations). In the case of deep social exclusion, the evidence suggests the most effective programs are those that have a dual focus on individuals, but also on the wider systemic processes that maintain inequality. Effective interventions involve provision of secure (especially long term) housing accompanied by support services so that the support follows the person. Responses also need to be tailored to the individual since no one type of intervention will suit all. In the case of concentrated exclusion, area based approaches (such as Neighbourhood Renewal Strategies) were found to be effective in improving place outcomes (in relation to crime and safety, housing and the physical environment and community outcomes) but the impacts on individuals (e.g. in health, education or worklessness) is unclear. Any effective 'narrowing of the gap' requires sustained investment in locations that are disadvantaged. Policies which aim to diversify housing tenure might bring benefits for those living in the neighbourhood, but not necessarily for those who are required to relocate. In some cases addressing deep social exclusion may be at odds with addressing concentrated exclusion. The concepts of social inclusion need to be incorporated in policy evaluation frameworks for it to be of consequence to policy-makers. Evaluators need to consider the objectives of the intervention, collect baseline data, and analyse how interventions lead to changed outcomes.Availability: (1)

How globalisation is changing patterns of marginalisation and inclusion in the UK /

by Diamond, Patrick | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p.18-19Summary: This paper classifies global governance institutions; it also examines how these institutions have contributed to the production and/or the alleviation of poverty in the UK; and outlines how anti-poverty campaigners in the UK can engage with global governance institutions.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).

Long-term homelessness : understanding the challenge : 12 months outcomes from the Journey to Social Inclusion pilot program /

by Johnson, Guy | Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda | Parkinson, Sharon | Tseng, Yi-Ping | Kuehnle, Daniel.

Publisher: St. Kilda, Vic. Sacred Heart Mission 2011Description: 45 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-30 Includes appendicesSummary: Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) is a pilot program designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. The program provides intensive support for up to three years to assist long-term homeless people receive the range of services they need. The J2SI model contrasts with existing services that tend to be short-term responses which do not address the underlying issues causing long-term homelessness. This is the first of four reports evaluating the J2SI program. It documents preliminary outcomes from the first 12 months of a randomised controlled trial evaluating J2SI?s effectiveness. The evaluation tracks the outcomes of J2SI participants over time. The randomised control trial approach then compares their outcomes with those of a comparison group who are being supported by existing services. The report reveals the extent of the problems faced by those who are amongst the most disadvantaged in our society. People who are long-term homeless almost always have traumatic childhoods (87%). Virtually all grew up in poverty, and experienced major and often repeated childhood trauma such as sexual or physical abuse, the involvement of child protection, or an experience of homelessness at a young age. Over 90% now have chronic ill health and drug and alcohol problems and over three quarters have been physically assaulted at some point in their lives. None have paid employment and most have not worked for five years or more.Availability: (1)

Manpower options for disadvantaged workers : an interim report to the Victorian Social Welfare Department /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1978Description: 178 p. appends, and supplement, 34 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 1978Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Marginal tenures - a national picture : a policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks and other marginal housing tenures /

by Eastgate, Jon | National Shelter | Hunter, Judith | Wallace, Helen.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.?] National Shelter 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Marginal Tenures Policy Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Prepared by 99 Consulting for National ShelterSummary: This is a policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks & other marginal housing tenures. Approximately 75,000 Australians live in boarding houses and caravan parks, and the majority of these are highly disadvantaged. While some households choose these forms of housing for reasons of lifestyle or location, they often serve as housing of last resort? for individuals and households who are on the verge of homelessness. Evidence on supply trends in these sectors is mixed. Formal sources of data, most of them incomplete, report either small declines in supply or a steady state. Those working in the field, however, have consistently reported continued loss of stock.Availability: (1)

Marginalised young people, surveillance and public space : a research report /

by Wilson, Dean | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Rose, Jen | Colvin, Emma.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2010; School of Social and Political Inquiry, Monash University 2010Description: 56 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 A Joint Project of the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University and Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Bibliography : p. 50-52Summary: Young peoples right to access public space safely and without discrimination has been an ongoing focus of YACVics advocacy work over the years. Young people are still typically viewed with suspicion when hangingout in public spaces. Unfortunately, in spite of the introduction of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, policy and laws are still developed that seriously breach young peoples rights, particularly when it comes to the regulation of public space. Young people who are experiencing homelessness or other forms of social disadvantage or marginalisation experience breaches of several of their human rights. Their right to housing, as described by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is breached. They may well be denied their right to education as a consequence of the strain homelessness places on their lives. Their right to safety is regularly compromised by virtue of not having access to safe, private spaces. Further breaches of their right to safely access public spaces free from harassment and discrimination simply compounds their disadvantage and exacerbates their vulnerability. We have a responsibility to develop policy that does not serve to further marginalize young people who are already highly vulnerable.Availability: (1)

Markets and Households on Low Incomes /

by Europe Economics and New Policy Institute.

Publisher: London Europe Economics and New Policy Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Includes bibliographical references The work was undertaken by Europe Economics and New Policy Institute for the Office of Fair Trading. The views expressed in the publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Office of Fair Trading.Summary: This report provides a review of how people on the lowest incomes are treated in a number of case study markets and identifies reasons for any disadvantages that they suffer compared with people on higher incomes. We considered a range of factors on both the demand and supply sides of these markets which might contribute to any disadvantage.The report also considers whether people in low income groups have less access to certain 'enabling' products, such as bank accounts and the internet, which provide improved access to other products and whether they are, as a result, disadvantaged in other markets.Availability: (1)

Measuring social exclusion : evidence for a new social policy agenda /

by Horn, Michael | Anglicare Australia.

Publisher: Ainslie, A.C.T.In: Staying power Anglicare Australia's State of the Family Report October 2011 Call No. 362.82 STA pp.1-23 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: In the key essay in Staying Power, Michael Horn from the Brotherhood of St Laurence describes a new national project which measures social exclusion, and reports on who it affects and how. He shows how people are trapped in poverty and exclusion; and that it's not just one, it's both.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Microfinance and the household economy : financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing /

by Corrie, Tanya | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography : p. 123-126Summary: The research used a case study methodology to explore the lived experiences of 30 financially excluded individuals and families. Recruitment of participants was done through agencies in four different geographical areas nationally. The areas selected were Collingwood and surrounds in inner Melbourne, to represent an inner-urban area; outer western Sydney around Blacktown as an outer urban interface; Northern Queensland (Cairns) to ensure regional representation; and lastly the Torres Strait Islands to better understand the impact of remoteness. The research showed that microfinance enabled financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing, and that these impacts were different for different groups. Geography played a role, with particular accessibility issues occurring in rural and remote areas. However, the case studies also made it clear that in order to have maximum impact microfinance cannot operate in a vacuum. While applying for microfinance was a fairly simple transaction for many participants, to fully allow them to set and achieve their aspirations, more than one service or policy response was needed given the complex environments they operated within.Availability: (1)

Moving from the edge : stories of achieving greater social inclusion /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2010Description: 103 p. : ill.Notes: A study by Jesuit Social Services Bibliography : p. 102-103Summary: The stories told in Moving from the Edge show that given the opportunity, people who were previously 'outsiders' can find places in society that are satisfying to them and productive from the community's viewpoint. This study personalises the policies and discussions about social inclusion. It forcefully reminds us that behind each statistic about social exclusion lies a person - a unique and valuable human being with hopes and aspirations; a person often facing daunting barriers to their full flourishing as human beings and citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No way to go : transport and social disadvantage in Australian communities. /

by Currie, Graham (ed.) | Stanley, Janet (ed.) | Stanley, John (ed.) | Smyth, Paul (ed.).

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University ePress 2007Description: iv, [192] p. : maps.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Section 1: 01. Introduction / Janet Stanley, John Stanley and Graham Currie -- 02. Transport : a new frontier for social policy ? : an historical reflection / Paul Smyth -- Section 2: International perspectives. 03. Lessons for Australia from the US : an American looks at transportation and social exclusion / Sandra Rosenbloom -- 04. Transport disadvantage and social exclusion in the UK / Julian Hine -- Section 3. Australians without transport. 05. Social exclusion : informed reality thinking on accessibility and mobility in an ageing population / David A. Hensher -- 06. Ageing without driving : keeping older people connected / Colette Browning and Jane Sims -- 07. Australians with disabilities : transport disadvantage and disability / Graham Currie and Jon Allen -- 08. Young Australians : no way to go / Graham Currie -- 09. Indigenous communities : transport disadvantage and Aboriginal communities / Graham Currie and Zed Senbergs -- 10. Marginalised groups in Western Sydney : the experience of sole parents and unemployed young people / Anne Hurni -- 11. Transport disadvantage and Australian urban planning in historical perspective : the role of urban form and structure in shaping household accessibility / Jago Dodson -- Section 4. Lessons for policy development. 12. Transport and social disadvantage in Victoria : a government perspective / Jim Betts -- 13. Social policy and public transport / Janet Stanley and John Stanley -- 14. Public transport and social exclusion : an operator's perspective / John Stanley and Janet Stanley -- 15. Local and community transport : a mobility management approach / David Denmark -- Section 5. Conclusion. 16. The way to go? / John Stanley, Graham Currie and Janet Stanley.Summary: No Way to Go is an edited collection of papers, that discusses the links between transport disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia. It suggests that despite high levels of car ownership, many Australians do not have access to a private car for their travel needs and subsequently these people, often from marginalised groups in society such as young people, those on low incomes, older people, indigenous Australians and those with disabilities, face difficulties accessing services, facilities and activities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of poverty : an insight into the nature and impact of poverty in Australia /

by Gallet, Wilma | The Salvation Army.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. The Salvation Army 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia is a developed country with social welfare policies and programmes designed to support the most disadvantaged within our community. Yet, at our Salvation Army service centres, we are seeing the need deepen and the level of disadvantage increase ? in our provision of crisis and transitional accommodation to people who are homeless; in our provision of food vouchers and assistance paying bills to people experiencing serious fi nancial hardship; and in our provision of support to more than 12,000 young people each year who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have no family support networks to rely on. Across the board, the need is increasing.Availability: (1)

Public transport and social exclusion : an operator's perspective. /

by Stanley, Janet | Stanley, John.

Publisher: 2007Description: p. 14.1-14.11.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Rec. no. for book: B13312 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Race, faith and gender : converging discriminations against Muslim women in Victoria : the ongoing impact of September 11, 2001 /

by Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The experiences of Muslim women in Victoria after September 11 documented in this research demonstrate that instances of racism are not simply isolated, one-off incidents. Racism against Muslim women has a pervasive and persistent cyclical pattern, characterised by quiet periods of everyday racisms and incivility, which are interrupted by sharp rises in racism after international incidents of Muslim-related terrorism. This research demonstrated that non-Muslim Victorians' perceptions of Muslims in general, and Muslim women in particular, are complex but nonetheless inextricably tied to Muslim women?s experiences of racism. What non-Muslim Victorians think of Muslim women affects these women?s lives and their potential for integration. It is important to note that, at least for Muslim women who participated in this study, it was the fear of racism and not their mistreatment by their society or religion that restricted their freedom and independence. Our research confirmed that non-Muslim Victorians and Muslim women feel a growing divide in relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslim women feel it through a growing sense of marginalisation and non-Muslim Victorians feel it in the unfair treatment they perceive Muslims to receive. For Victorians on both sides of the divide, there is a strong desire for contact and exchange of ideas, information and common experiences.Availability: (1)

Reaching the marginalized /

by Watkins, Kevin (ed.) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (unesco).

Publisher: Paris, France UNESCO Publishing 2010Description: PDF.Other title: UNESCO. Education for all (EFA) global monitoring report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Director: Kevin Watkins Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Education systems in many of the world's poorest countries are now experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education. The Report examines who these children are and why they are being left behind, and looks at concrete solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling.Availability: (1)

Reclaiming social policy : globalization, social exclusion and new poverty reduction strategies /

by de Haan, Arjan.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2007Description: xiii, 223 p.Summary: "Processes of globalization have made national social policy increasingly important. For successful integration into the world economy, countries across the world - and particularly those that are the poorest - need better policies for social protection, health, education and labour markets. This book argues that international development should be more forceful in supporting the capacity for public policy formulation and implementation."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Remaking community? : New Labour and the governance of poor neighbourhoods /

by Wallace, Andrew.

Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT Ashgate Publishing Co 2010Description: 159 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction -- New Labour, new welfare citizens -- Local governance and new deal for communities -- Contesting community -- Questioning agency -- Understanding exclusion -- Ensnared citizens -- Concluding thoughtsSummary: Remaking Community addresses the interlinking uses of community in government rhetoric and practice. It explores why this concept was so central to the British New Labour governing project and what it meant for individuals enveloped in the 'regeneration' of their citizenship and locality. It seeks to understand how community is conceptualised, applied, constructed, misunderstood, exploited, experienced, contested, mobilised and activated by both policy actors and neighbourhood residents and situates this discussion within an examination of the political, emotional and cultural impact of the regeneration experience. Offering a timely analysis of New Labour, regeneration and the politics of community, this book makes an original and important contribution to debates around new spaces of governance, citizen participation and the tackling social exclusion in poor neighbourhoods.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Review of access to essential services : financial inclusion and utilities /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Platt, Reg.

Publisher: London Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p. 55-57 An ippr report to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.Summary: This report was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to inform its first Triennial Review of inequalities and human rights in the UK. The report focuses on two interlinked policy areas, loosely brought together under the concept of access to essential services: financial exclusion and affordable utilities. We deal with each policy area in separate sections of the report and our focus is on providing statistical and other evidence about the extent of exclusion and inequalities, and how this plays out across the different equality groups. Financial exclusion refers to the inability, difficulty or reluctance to access appropriate mainstream financial services. The effects can include an inability to take part in day-to-day financial transactions; the inability to cope with unexpected events or planned lifestyle changes; and having to pay more for certain products and services. Given the essentially universal provision of energy and water services in the UK, the central issue when it comes to equality in the utilities is cost and affordability. In recent years, the primary concern has been around fuel poverty and the serious negative effects this can have on the health and well-being of certain groups.Availability: (1)

Running on empty : transport social exclusion and environmental justice /

by Lucas, Karen (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2004Description: xiv, 306 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part One: Setting the context. 1. Locating transport as a social policy problem / Karen Lucas -- 2. Examining the empirical evidence of transport inequality in the US and UK / Kelly Clifton and Karen Lucas -- Part Two: The UK perspective. 3. Transport and social exclusion / Karen Lucas -- 4. Ensuring access and participation in the Liverpool city region / Murray Grant -- 5. Halton Neighbourhood Travel Team / Julian Westwood -- 6. BraustoneBus : a link with the future / Mike Preston -- 7. A road less travelled : case studies from community transport / Martin Jones -- 8. Conclusions from the UK perspective. 9. Transportation and environmental justice / Lori G. Kennedy -- 10. Job isolation in the US : narrowing the gap through job access and reverse-commute programs / Robert Cervero -- 11. Community impact assessment for US17 / Anne Morris -- 12. Crossroad blues: the MTA Consent decree and just transportation / Robert Garcia and Thomas A. Rubin -- 13. Women's issues in transportation / Stephanie Ortoleva and Marc Brenman -- 14. Conclusions from the US experience / Karen Lucas -- Part Four: Transferring the lessons. 15. Towards a 'social welfare' approach to transport / Karen Lucas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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