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'Surviving, not living' : disadvantage in Melbourne /

by Cameron, Sheila | Melbourne Catholic Social Services | Duncan, Bruce.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. : Catholic Social Services 2001Description: [48 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by Catholic Social Services Victoria - Cover. August 2001 open access 10/07/2019Summary: This 2001 study by Drs Sheila Cameron and Bruce Duncan, ‘Surviving, not living’: disadvantage in Melbourne, offers a glimpse into the world of 40 men and women struggling against severe economic and social disadvantage. The overall statistics about such people are already available, but Catholic Social Services here seeks to understand more keenly what it is like for these people.Availability: (1)

A good practice guide for practitioners : supporting community and social enterprise in deprived communities /

by Cox, Ed | Institute for Public Policy Research | Viitanen, Jenni.

Publisher: Brinnington, Stockport, England Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-36Summary: In Spring 2010, ippr north carried out new research exploring the critical success factors for community and social enterprise in deprived communities in the North West of England This Good Practice Guide summarises the findings and recommendations of research in a format aimed at practitioners, particularly those working in local authorities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide but simply seeks to set out material gathered through the research in a more accessible format. It is divided into five sections, each addressing a specific issue or concern, and is interspersed with case study examples of some of the best community and social enterprises in the North West Region of England.Availability: (1)

A national quality framework to support quality services for people experiencing homelessness. A discussion paper. /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. Homelessness Working Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: DPF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This document has been prepared by the Homelessness Working Group on behalf of the Housing Ministers' Conference for discussion purposes. Housing Ministers' Conference February 2010Summary: This discussion paper is part of consultations to develop a national quality framework (NQF) that will maximise the outcomes and life opportunities for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. A national quality framework (NQF) aims to deliver ongoing improvement and better integration of services delivered by specialist homelessness and allied and mainstream organisations. Some 105,000 Australians experience homelessness on any given day. Many others are at risk of becoming homeless. People who are homeless or at risk are one of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our community. All governments are committed to improving outcomes for people who are homeless and reducing the overall number of homeless people. A national quality framework will provide a platform for services to deliver an improved and more integrated service response to clients with greater national consistency. This will assist people who are homeless to get the help and support they need when they need it whichwill improve their long term outcomes.Availability: (1)

Addressing disadvantage through place management : is there a role for nonprofit organisations? /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Green, Vanessa.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2001Description: vi, 18 p. : ill.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18) Website : Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion /

by Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.Summary: Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhood and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment. ; Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Environmental gerontology -- 3.Urban ageing -- 4.Skid row? : area profiles -- 5.Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods -- 6.Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship -- 7.The way forward - building sustainability -- 8.Influences, opportunities and challenges -- 9.Conclusion -- App. A Summary of participant characteristics -- App. B Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver -- App. C Mrs MacDougall's short story.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breaking cycles of disadvantage /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 74 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report presents the results of research conducted by the Australian Social Inclusion Board into how people manage to break cycles of disadvantage. The researchwas conducted from March to November 2010 in order to provide advice to the Australian Government about policy options to address cycles of disadvantage. The report presents findings from public submissions, stakeholder consultation workshops, desktop research and original qualitative research undertaken for the Board by TNS Social Research. This qualitative research included in-depth interviews with 56 people from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to understand the factors that led to multiple disadvantage over an extended period and those that assisted people to break out of a cycle of disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building on social cohesion, harmony and security : an action plan /

by Muslim Community Reference Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Muslim Community Reference Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2006 Dr Ameer Ali (Chair)Summary: During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to rigid and antisocial thinking that can lead to destructive activity. More than 40 projects were proposed by the MCRG and its Sub-Groups for consideration in the development and implementation of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (the National Action Plan). The social isolation facing many Australian Muslims, particularly the young, both at school and in the community, will be challenged by promoting interfaith and intercultural cooperation through school education, redesigned school curricula, sport, mentoring and volunteering. Research into education and employment will examine how Australia's education and employment systems encourage integration and where they fall short. Muslim youth will be assisted into the labour market with improved access to employment service providers and government services.Availability: (1)

Childhood poverty and social exclusion : from a child's perspective. /

by Ridge, Tess.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 178 p.Notes: October 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choir of Hard Knocks : the voice of Reclink : Opera House special /

by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2008Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.Notes: Music Publisher number : R-108355-9 Consultant executive producer and original idea by Jason Stephens Series director Bruce PermezelSummary: "Twelve months ago Jonathon Welch brought together a group of Melbourne's disadvantaged to form a choir, but had no idea what a sensation the choir would become. Now the 42 members of the Choir of Hard Knocks have been invited to perform in the Opera House concert hall. Taking such a disparate group on the road is a risky venture, and the stakes are high. It's a real show of faith in the Choir, and nerve racking for the organisers. It's a massive logistical operation given the varied emotional and physical needs of the choristers. For most, it will be their first time on a plane or their first trip interstate. Following on from ABC TV's inspirational series, this hour-long special shows the Choir of Hard Knocks as they prepare to travel to Sydney to sing on one of the world's great stages."--ABC website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choir of Hard Knocks : the voice of Reclink /

by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2007Description: 1 compact disk (CD).Notes: Music Publisher Catalogue Number: 4766166 Consultant executive producer and original idea by Jason Stephens Series director Bruce PermezelSummary: The Choir of Hard Knocks is an eclectic group of disadvantaged and homeless people who have created an unlikely musical phenomenon. This group of around 50 men and women have come together under the leadership of former Opera Australia principal Jonathon Welch, who has transformed a disparate bunch of people into a bona fide choir. This heart-warming CD follows the choir's journey towards their Gala Launch Concert, all of which was captured on the five-part ABC TV series The Choir of Hard Knocks.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Closing the gap in Education: Improving Outcomes in Southern World Societies /

by Nieuwenhuysen, John | Snyder, Ilana.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University Publishing 2010Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In November 2009 a notable conference was held at the campus of Monash South Africa, near Johannesburg. It was the third international conference in a highly successful series of partnerships between the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (MISGM) and Monash South Africa. ; Entitled Closing the Gap in Education?, the conference attracted distinguished international speakers, including the 2009 Australian of the Year, Professor Mick Dodson AM, who is among the most eminent of Monash University?s graduates. In addition, leading scholars, officials and educationalists from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Britain participated, and this volume of refereed papers, published by Monash University Publishing, is the outcome of their presentations. ; The themes of the conference were the pressing challenges facing education systems in three southern world societies ? Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Of special concern was the way in which the needs of marginalised students in both urban fringe and remote regional areas are being met. ; The comparisons between these three different countries are set against the background of their considerable underlying similarities, including colonial settlement histories, multicultural societies, and separate dualistic pockets of poverty and affluence.Availability: No items available

Closing the gap of Indigenous disadvantage : progress towards this important goal /

by Russell, Lesley | Menzies Centre for Health Policy | Wenham, Sarah.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ; Sydney, N.S.W. Menzies Centre for Health Policy 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010Summary: In the early days of his Prime Ministership, Kevin Rudd committed to 'closing the gap' on Indigenous disadvantage, committing to six ambitious targets: Closing the life expectancy gap within a generation; Halving the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade; Ensuring all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years (by 2013); Halving the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade (by 2018); At least halving the gap in Indigenous Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020; and Halving the gap in employment outcomes by 2018. Time is ticking in terms of the self imposed timeframe on several of these targets. It?s not clear how much progress has been made.Availability: (1)

Creating accepting communities : report of the Mind Inquiry into social exclusion and mental health problems. /

by Dunn, Sara.

Publisher: London, U.K. Mind Publications 1999Description: xvi, 181 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-172) and index.Summary: Mind (Britain s National Association for Mental Health) set out to discover the extent and nature of social exclusion experienced by people with mental health problems in contemporary Britain. An expert panel heard from mental health services users and staff their observations about social exclusion and the ways to tackle it, and from employers and others about the help they need to counter exclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Designing inclusion : tools to raise low-end pay and employment in private enterprise. /

by Phelps, Edmund S. (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2003Description: xi, 165 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Low-wage employment subsidies in a labor-turnover model of the "natural rate" / Hian Teck Hoon and Edmund S. Phelps -- 2. Taxes, subsidies and equilibrium labor [labour] market outcomes / Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides --3. Learning-by-doing versus on-the-job training: using variation induced by the EITC to distinguish between models of skill formation / James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner and Ricardo Cossa -- 4. Unemployment vouchers versus low-wage subsidies / J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Down and out : poverty and exclusion in Australia /

by Saunders, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: xiii, 276 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Mentions the Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners , this landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Excluded families. Leonard J. Thierney

by Tierney, Leonard James.

Publisher: [New York City, New York, U.S.] [unpublished] 1976Description: 184 leaves PDF; CD [5 files].Online Access: Electronic copy | Dr Leonard James Tierney O.A.M. [bio] Notes: Thesis completed at Columbia University, USA 1976; Thesis is attached as a PDF to this record but is also available on CD in the BSL Archives in five parts. Incomplete print version of Leonard Tierney's thesis. Missing chapters relate to methodology. CD contains five PDF files which make up the thesis: File 01 : Introduction File 02 : The material world of excluded families File 03 : The family life of excluded families File 04: The process of exclusion File 05: Conclusions "Extracts from a Doctoral Thesis School of Social Work, Columbia University" - CD coverSummary: Tierney, Leonard James, 'Excluded Families', Leonard Tierney's doctoral thesis was about following up with a group of families who had lived in emergency housing at Camp Pell during the post-war period. Tierney described them as 'excluded families' due to these families' difficulties with housing, employment and other social services. Tierney observed that a high proportion of members of the families involved in his research study had been involved with the Social Welfare Department - the family's unstable housing situation often resulting in children being admitted into 'care'.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Feasibility study to undertake a Multi-Year Research Project: /

by Pinnegar, Simon | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Randolph, Bill | Davison, Gethin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: iv,25 p.,tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This feasibility study sets out the scope and design for a Multi-Year Research Project (MYRP), focusing on the role of housing, housing policies and programs in how we understand, and where appropriate address, the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage?IntroductionAvailability: (1)

From the margins to the mainstream : the challenges for microfinance in Australia

by Burkett, Ingrid | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Sheehan, Genevieve.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: vi, 58 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Summary: This report of research undertaken by the Brotherhood and Community Foresters Finance draws on the literature and stakeholder consultation to explore microfinance in Australia, highlighting the need to achieve sustainability, scale up successful pilot programs and measure impact on financial exclusion. The recommendations point to next steps to meet these challenges.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Governance models for location based initiatives /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 66 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 63-66 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Place-based approaches to addressing disadvantage are a key element of the Australian Government's Social Inclusion Agenda. One of its six social inclusion priorities is to 'focus on the locations of greatest disadvantage by tailoring place-based approaches in partnership with the community'. In addition, its Social Inclusion Principles include an emphasis on using locational approaches. Location-based approaches are widely used overseas and increasingly in Australia. However, based on a review of the relevant literature and program evaluations and discussions with practitioners, it appears that these initiatives tend to face common problems which limit their potential. This paper argues that these problems occur partly because the problem solving approach governments typically take is not well suited to addressing entrenched, multifaceted disadvantage found in these locations. While this standard approach may work well to address less complex problems, a community development focused approach may be more successful in addressing the most entrenched location-based disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Half a citizen : life on welfare in Australia /

by Murphy, John | Murray, Suellen | Chalmers, Jennifer | Martin, Sonia | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Sonia Martin worked in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This book examines what life is like on welfare in Australia. Based on interviews with 150 welfare recipients, it highlights the contradictions of welfare policy in both promoting independence and disempowering clients, and the contrast between public perceptions and lived experience. Topics include: the context of the Australian welfare system; poverty and deprivation; resilience and fear; housing and housing tenure; social exclusion and stigma; social networks and civic engagement; the importance of paid work; barriers and transitions to work; Centrelink service delivery; and values and ethics about income support.Availability: No items available Checked out (2).

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