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A compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age of opportunity : transforming the lives of older people in poverty /

by Centre for Social Justice. Older Age Working Group.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Social Justice 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A policy report by the Older Age Working Group Chaired by Sara McKee June 2011 Bibliography : pp. 149-153Summary: Life expectancy in Britain has increased dramatically over the last 80 years. This is an achievement that should be celebrated unequivocally as many older people have been able to realise the opportunities a longer life has afforded. Home ownership has reached unprecedented levels and civic participation is widespread. Yet there is another side of the coin. This review's interim report, The Forgotten Age, identified another group of older people in Britain for whom increased life expectancy has not yet afforded greater opportunities. With one in five pensioners living below the poverty line, we analysed the wide range of challenges facing older people in our most deprived communities: stubbornly high levels of social isolation, not helped by poor transport routes particularly in rural areas; the poor housing conditions in which many (and even many homeowners) live; the poor health from which many suffer; the lack of access to good, independent financial advice and a faltering social care system. We believe, however, that for this group later life does not have to be this way. We believe the challenges identified in The Forgotten Age are not insurmountable and that for these individuals later life can be the 'time of gifts' it is for so many others. Age of Opportunity focusses on reforms to bring about this change.Availability: (1)

Child social exclusion and health outcomes : a study of small areas across Australia /

by Edvardsson, Martin | Eldridge, Deanna | Mohanty, Itismita | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2014 Includes bibliographic references p. 22Summary: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the University of Canberra's National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) have collaborated to explore links between the risk of social exclusion and health outcomes in Australian children at the small-area level. Social exclusion is a broad concept that is used to describe social disadvantage and lack of opportunity. NATSEM developed the child social exclusion (CSE) index for 0?15 year olds using data predominantly from the 2006 Census. The index aims to capture the risk of social exclusion experienced by Australian children at the small-area level (mostly Statistical Local Areas?SLAs). It is made up of five domains related to social exclusion: socioeconomic circumstances, education, connectedness, housing and health service access. This project linked the CSE index with data on children?s health outcomes in the form of potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPHs) and avoidable deaths among 0?14 year olds.Availability: (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).

Escaping poverty : from safety nets to networks of opportunity. /

by 6, Perry.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 1997Description: 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Exploring the impacts and meanings of social isolation : eastern suburbs community options : client and staff perspectives /

by Funston, Leticia | Benevolent Society.

Publisher: Benevolent Society 2008Description: 31 p.: ill. graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This research project aims to facilitate a greater understanding of the meaning(s) and impacts of social isolation on The Benevolent Society, Eastern Suburbs Community Options (ESOP) clients' lives. This project also aims to identify the challenges to social connectedness and social isolation risk factors for the ESOP client group. This knowledge may contribute to TBS policy and program development addressing social isolation and promoting caring and inclusive communities.Availability: (1)

Financial inclusion amongst new migrants in Northern Ireland : a literature review /

by Rahim, Nilufer | Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (London) | Wan, Ken | Franeschelli, Michela.

Publisher: London, U.K. Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 61-64Summary: The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion) was commissioned by the Information Centre about Asylum Seekers and Refugees (ICAR) to undertake a review of financial inclusion amongst new migrants in Northern Ireland and the research is funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. This report consists of the data and literature review conducted by Inclusion to gain evidence on the extent to which new migrants, those who have moved to Northern Ireland since 2000, experience financial inclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home alone : combating isolation with older housebound people. /

by McCarthy, Helen | Thomas, Gillian.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The authors argue that loneliness is an increasing problem of contemporary society, and that current bureaucratic approaches to overcoming isolation among older housebound people may serve to reinforce that isolation, while more creative approaches are constrained by narrow measures of cost-efficiency rather than of the difference they make to quality of life.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)

Mental illness and social isolation . /

by SANE Australia.

Publisher: South Melbourne SANE Australia 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mobile and broadband technologies for ameliorating social isolation in older people /

by Vetere, Frank | University of Melbourne. Institute for a Broadband-Enabled ociety | Kulik, Lars | Pedell, Sonja.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. University of Melbourne. Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: This project aimed to examine how communication technologies can be used to help ameliorate social isolation for older people who live independently in their own homes. We provided a group of older people and their care managers with touch tablet devices (iPads), and a new iPad application ('Enmesh' ? Engagement through Media Sharing), which was purpose-built for this study. Participants used the Enmesh application to exchange photographs and messages. By creating and sharing content, the older people in our study were able to build social connections in order to help alleviate their experience of social isolation. Participants used the application for a period of ten weeks. During that time we conducted interviews and observations to gauge their experiences of using the technology. Overall, the results of the trial were very positive. For the older people in our study, the ability to record and share photographs and messages had a positive effect on participants' wellbeing and played a role in alleviating feelings of social isolation.Availability: (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).

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).

Reflections on holistic services in the early years : thinking child, thinking family, thinking community /

by Scott, Dorothy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Social Inclusion and the Early Years Workshop proceedings (12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 12 December 2008 Bibliography : p. 9-10Summary: Universal children's services are seen as unstigmatised platforms from which to reach vulnerable families in holistic ways and reduce risk factors such as poor parent-child attachment and social isolation. Joining up such services so that they provide a more integrated response to families with multiple and complex needs is receiving greater emphasis.Availability: (1)

Research report on loneliness narratives : a Somali experience. /

by Narchal, Renu.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. Baulkham Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.africanoz.com.au/af_study/somaliexperience.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:37:51 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social exclusion : the Sydney experience. /

by King, Sue | Bellamy., John | Swann, Natalie | Gavarotto, Rachael | Philip Coller.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Anglicare Diocese of Sydney 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social exclusion : a new framework for social policy analysis? /

by Jones, Andrew | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: [Brisbane] University of Queensland 1999Description: 25p.Notes: Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social isolation amongst older Victorians : a literature review of causes and interventions /

by Naufal, Roland | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Naughtin, Gerry.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2008 Report prepared for the Office of Senior VictoriansSummary: The research highlights that while social isolation amongst older people is not widespread, it is associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes for the individuals affected. Social isolation is likely to lead to increased demand for services ranging from home help to institutional care. It affects a diverse group of people and the complexity involved in addressing the issue should not be underestimated. However, it is clear that the costs of not effectively addressing social isolation are very significant for individuals, organisations and government. [Extract from summary]Availability: (1)

Social policy and public transport. /

by Stanley, Janet | Stanley, John.

Publisher: 2007Description: p. 13.1-13.17.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Rec. no. for book: B13312 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission re Whole of Government Victorian Alcohol and Drug Strategy /

by Borlagdan, Joseph | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 15-16Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations to the Victorian Government on its Whole of Government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Strategy. Through research, services and advocacy, the Brotherhood helps people experiencing disadvantage at all stages of life, empowering them to build a better future. The Brotherhood has taken a leading role in trialling innovative approaches to assisting disadvantaged groups to address their diverse and complex range of needs.Availability: (1)

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