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'Dream more than others think is practical' : discovering a vision for a new Child and Family Service : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education. /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 115 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 108-115Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Addressing locational disadvantage effectively /

by Ware, Vicki-Ann | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Gronda , Hellene | Vitis, Laura.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by Housing New South Wales August 2010 Appendices : p. 51-100 Bibliography : p. 101-103Summary: This report is the final output of a synthesis examining the nature of locational disadvantage and ways in which governments can intervene to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in areas of concentrated poverty and disadvantage. The report outlines the synthesis methodology used, then explores the complex and contested concept of locational disadvantage. This is followed by discussion of some interventions used in the US, UK and EU to improve the life chances of residents of disadvantaged areas, leading to conclusions about broad principles for achieving lasting improvements.Availability: (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).

And we quickly saw results in the first 12 months /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 2006Description: p. 5-6.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B13234 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brownfield residential redevelopment in England : what happens to the most deprived neighbourhoods? /

by Wong, Cecilia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Baing, Andreas Schulze.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 25Summary: Government policy has emphasised the importance of regenerating towns and cities and delivering new housing supply by focusing on recycling previously developed (brownfield) land. The aim of this study is to examine the extent of brownfield regeneration through the delivery of new housing development and its effects on housing and socio-economic change across the most deprived neighbourhoods in England.Availability: (1)

Building communities from the inside out : a path toward finding and mobilizing a community's assets. /

by Kretzmann, John | McKnight, John.

Publisher: Evanston, IL Centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University 1993Description: 376 p. : ill.Online Access: ABCD Basic Training Slides Notes: missing July 2007Summary: Summarises lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighbourhoods across the United States. It outlines in simple, "neighbourhood-friendly" terms what local communities can do to start their own journey down the path of asset-based development.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building communities, changing lives : the contribution of large, independent neighbourhood regeneration organisations /

by Thake, Stephen | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2001Description: xii, 83 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building environmentally sustainable communities : a framework for inclusivity /

by Been, Vicki | The Urban Institute | Cunningham, Mary | Ellen, Ingrid Gould | Gordon, Adam | Pari, Joe | Turner, Margery Austin | Whitney, Sheryl Verlaine.

Publisher: Washington, DC The Urban Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 44-46Summary: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to include two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color. This paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels.Availability: (1)

Communities, social capital and public policy : literature review. /

by Johnson, David | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Headey, Bruce | Jensen, Ben.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Community cohesion and neighbourhood management : a theme report from the Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders National Evaluation. /

by Great Britain. Department for Communities and Local Government.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:50 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This theme report explores community cohesion and the role that neighbourhood management can play in promoting it. In particular it looks at issues of race, ethnicity and culture as they relate to community cohesion." -- Summary.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community contact service yearbook 2006-07. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 24 p. : ill. (some col.), ports + 1 DVD.Notes: Also available on CD Rom CD Shelved at COMPUTER DESKSummary: ATHERTON GARDENS ; SCHEME FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATING PEOPLE (STEP) ; VICTORIA. Department of Human ServicesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community enterprise workbook : stronger communities : making it our business /

by Dunn, Annie | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Smith, Neil | Dennis, Paul | Daniels, Mark | Major, Annie | Metcalfe, Ian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 booklet (12 p. : col. ill., maps) + 1 workbook (132 p. : ill.) + 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. : 4 3/4 in.Other title: Introduction to community enterprise | Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: 1 booklet Introduction to community enterprise ; Community enterprise workbook ; Community enterprise across Victoria (DVD). 2 copies As of 14 July 2010, Social Traders has agreed to process all orders for copies of the Community Enterprise Toolkit, including those which come through to the BSL Please forward these orders to: Nina Howard at Social Traders Social Traders is currently working on producing a new web-based product to replace Toolkit which should be available by 2011Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

CoNet's guide to social cohesion : Integrated approaches in disadvantaged neighbourhoods /

by Weeber, Rotraut | CoNet | Nothdorf, Petra | Fischer, Reinhard.

Publisher: Berlin CoNet 2011Description: PDF, [4.93 MB].Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many neighbourhoods in European cities face growing social exclusion, segregation and associated urban decline. Numerous different efforts have been undertaken to turn these developments around--what have we learnt from these successes and failures? The experts and groundlevel practitioners of the Cohesion Network explore this question and summarise their findings in seven core tasks outlined in this Guide to Social Cohesion. Much depends on political and societal will power and action. However, developing common understanding and shared interests in order to find efficient strategies is an essential precondition. The very interrelated issues demand a comprehensive approach - pooling the actions of everyone able to contribute together and taking into account quality of life as a whole is decisive. The potentials of integrated approaches have by no means been used to the full! This book presents hands-on procedures and examples for all those who want to know how to make more of an impact, structured around The seven core tasks improving disadvantaged neighbourhoods ; 1. Improve inclusion in all important fields of life! Proceed as comprehensively as possible! ; 2. Include and motivate everybody able to contribute and give citizens an active role, especially also young people! ; 3. Strengthen inhabitants' local networks and their feeling of being at home in the neighbourhood! ; 4. Open up and adapt amenities and services to the inhabitants' needs, so that also disadvantaged persons find access! ; 5. Youth and children first--draw on their potentials and strengthen intergenerational understanding! ; 6. Reduce segregation--develop the inhabitants' quality of life and undertake efforts to overcome prejudices! ; 7. Better the neighbourhood's connections to the whole city and boost the city's solidarity with the neighbourhood!Availability: (1)

Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour . /

by Jacobs, Keith | Arthurson, Kathy | White, Rob | Donoghue, Jed.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doveton and Eumemmerring Neighbourhood Renewal : community survey report /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2005Description: 1 compact disc.Other title: Stronger communities - making it our business .Notes: Project manager: Janet Stanley Contents: Doveton and Eumemmerring Neighbourhood Renewal : community survey report / Felicity Norman -- Survey undertaken by the Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Employment policy and social investment /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: 2004Description: 15 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Geographic disadvantage : the demographics of social exclusion in Australia /

by Baum, Scott | Griffith University. Urban Research Program | Mitchell, William.

Publisher: 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper for the University of Melbourne Social Inclusion Forum 25th to 26th of June 2009 Bibliography : p. 30-34Summary: The question of disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion cuts across many layers of society. It clearly impacts on individuals and this is where policy is often directed. However, space and place are also important. Many suburbs bare the negative outcomes of transitional periods of social and economic change. These transitions, that impact on individuals and families, are also reflected in the geographic patterns of disadvantage because of where people live and their interactions within the wider metropolitan systems. Using output an index of relative disadvantage this paper considers how these patterns of disadvantage are a feature of Australian cities and how the spatial patterns of disadvantage might be shifting as a result of the current global economic crisis.Availability: (1)

Getting the housing we want /

by Kelly, Jane-Frances | Grattan Institute | Breadon, Peter | Reichl, Julian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Grattan Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report ; no. 2011-7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Appendices pp. 32-38 Bibliography pp. 39-40Summary: Australians aren't getting the housing they want. Residents, denied a say in how their neighbourhood develops, often feel they have no choice but to oppose all change. Developers point to a range of barriers to building the diversity of housing that Australians want. Meanwhile, our cities continue to grow, more residents have to live further from friends, family and jobs, and no one wins. Grattan's latest report, Getting the housing we want, proposes ways to break this deadlock. Some areas would to opt set up Neighbourhood Development Corporations, new organisations which would increase the amount and choice of housing while ensuring that residents have a real say in the future of their neighbourhoods. For smaller developments across the city, a design code would protect existing residents and cut costly uncertainty for small developers. This would all be underpinned by the kind of community engagement that has been the secret to successful growth in comparable cities overseas. With proposals for solutions that benefit all parties, Getting the housing we want is a fresh starting point for an urgent challenge.Availability: (1)

Growing community enterprise : an evaluation of the Community Enterprise Development Initiative

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: xii, 88 p. PDF.Other title: Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2008 Summary: This is the final evaluation report from the Community Enterprise Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development and delivered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. After a pilot in 12 locations in 2005, the program expanded to 15 more sites in 2006 07. In addition to assisting the development of various community enterprises, CEDI has built a knowledge base about critical success factors and best practice, and fostered collaboration and networking. The report includes several case studies of community enterprises.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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