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"All you need is love": the importance of keeping older people connected in their communities /

by Hills, Sandra.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 18 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2006 Notes on talk given by Sandra Hills to ICIP Conference, 29 June 2006, MelbourneAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A bridge to a new culture : promoting the participation of refugees in sporting activities /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report draws together conclusions from research on the participation of refugees in sport and lessons learned from organisations which have developed innovative approaches. In doing so, RCOA's aim is to encourage sporting administrators, community organisations, settlement service providers and government agencies to examine options for involving recently-arrived refugees in sporting activities, thereby helping to build a healthier and more inclusive society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 : http://www.smithfamily.org.auAvailability: 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)

AMEP 2010 : response to the review of the Adult Migrant English Program discussion paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copies INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Anthroposalata unlimited : possibilities for connecting community in Frankston. The Torch Project community consultation for the High Street multi-purpose centre

by Jope, Sally | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: iv, 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: The development of a multi-purpose centre in the Uniting Church complex at High Street Frankston has enabled the Brotherhood of St Laurence to explore ways to facilitate community participation. This report documents the process by which The Torch Project engaged with people in Frankston, including the development of Anthroposalata Unlimited, a cultural celebration reflecting local understandings of identity, history and social issues, and consultation about visions for the use of the High Street site.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Assessing the economic benefits of digital inclusion /

by Digital Inclusion Initiative.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Infoxchange Australia 2009Description: p. 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Constrained by cost or a lack of knowledge, and often both a significant number of disadvantaged people are missing out on the basic tools that engender participation in modern life. This 'digital divide' has a significant, negative impact on the communities it affects, by limiting their access to information, employment and social networks. On the upside, however, bridging this divide has genuine, measurable benefits for individuals and the broader community. This paper demonstrates the scale of these benefits, and makes a strong case for expanding the process of 'digital inclusion' to other disadvantaged areas of Australia.Availability: (1)

Australians with disabilities and social inclusion : getting on the agenda /

by Smith, Fiona | Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Inclusion Down Under.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Inclusion Down Under Symposium Proceedings 26 June 2008Summary: We have a tremendous capacity in Australia to make things happen: to punch above our weight and to excel in a way that may be a surprise to other larger nations. In the area of people with disabilities however, we are struggling. Despite some gains around physical access starting to happen; technological advances in aids and equipment and some important legislative protections against discrimination, we are yet to bring disability issues into the mainstream of social and economic thinking.Availability: (1)

Barriers to participation : financial, educational and technological : a report into the barriers to societal participation among low-income Australians. /

by Zappala, Gianni [ed] | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research & Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2003Description: 82 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003 Includes bibliographical references. Website : http://www.smithfamily.com.auAvailability: (1)

Between belonging and discrimination : the experiences of African Australians from refugee backgrounds /

by La Trobe Refugee Research Centre.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre 2009Description: 39 p.: ill. charts.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on African Australians: A report on human rights and social inclusion issues August 2009Summary: This submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission is drawn from mainly qualitative findings of nine studies carried out by the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre between 2004 and 2009, into the wellbeing and resettlement experiences of people with refugee backgrounds settled in Victoria and Queensland. A specific focus of this submission is the in-depth experiences of those who have participated in these studies. As such, the 'data' contained here is largely descriptive aiming to let the participants 'speak for themselves' as far as is possible. The submission presents evidence of African Australians' experiences of social exclusion and discrimination in five domains of social life: employment, education, health, justice and social participation.Availability: (1)

Blueprint for the eradication of poverty in South Australia : youth edition. /

by South Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Unley, S. A. South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) 2008Description: xv, 46 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blueprint for the eradication of poverty in South Australia. /

by South Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Unley, S. A. South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) 2007Description: xv, 150 p.Notes: "This document draws on and significantly expands SACOSS's Extending opportunity to all : a blueprint for the elimination of poverty in South Australia (2005)" -- T.p. verso.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breaking barriers - driving change : case studies of building participation of people experiencing poverty /

by European Anti Poverty Network.

Publisher: Brussels European Anti Poverty Network 2012Description: PDF. 108 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012. Bibliography p 107.Summary: Contents include: ; - Reshaping Democracy for a Cohesive Social Europe ; - EAPN Austria: Inform ? Make Visible ? Don't shame! Working with the Media on Poverty-Sensitive Reporting ; - EAPN Czech Republic: First Czech National Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty and Social Exclusion ; - EAPN France: Policy Action to Tackle Poverty and Exclusion: from Consultation to Consensus. Introducing the Social OMC Tools and Methods at National and Regional Level ; - EAPN Ireland: Supporting Participation in the National Social Inclusion Forum ; - EAPN Poland: Testing the Waters with Participation: Small steps in Poland ; - EAPN Portugal: National Consultative Council of People Experiencing Poverty ? Bringing Direct Experience in the Work of the Network ; - EAPN Spain: Local and Regional Actions Bringing About the Participation of People Experiencing Poverty and Social Exclusion ; - The Poverty Alliance (Scotland): Evidence, Participation, Change (EPiC) Project ? Putting Participation into Practice in Scotland ; - Derbyshire Unemployed Workers? Centres: Nothing About Us ? Without Us. Involving Unemployed Persons in Campaigning and Service Delivery ; - ATD Fourth World: Developing an Approach with People Experiencing Poverty. The Fourth WorldPeople's Universities and the Merging of Knowledge ; - AGE Platform Europe: ?INCLUSage? ? A Project Debating Older People?s Needs ; - Eurochild: Giving a Voice to Children and Young People ; - Eurodiaconia: Developing a Toolkit on the Participation and Empowerment of Service Users ; - Key Messages from the Case Studies ; - Useful Resources and Tools for Further ReadingAvailability: (1)

Building community : the shared action experience. /

by Beilharz, Linda.

Publisher: Bendigo, Vic. Solutions Press 2002Description: x, 108 p.: ill.Notes: Includes 1 x compact disc. Bibliography: p. 105-108Availability: 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).

Community engagement : the first step to stronger communities. /

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to VCOSS Congress, Melbourne, Victoria, October 2005. 2005Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 11) October 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community engagement and climate change : benefits, challenges and strategies. /

by Fritze,Jesse | Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development | Williamson, Lara | Wiseman, John.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development 2009Description: 79 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2009 Report for the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria. McCaughey Centre, VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Victorian Council of Social Service and Council on the Ageing, Victoria Bibliography : p. 60-64Summary: This Report has been prepared for the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD), Victorian Government. The aim of the project and the report was to strengthen understanding of the ways in which community engagement strategies can be used to support and improve climate change mitigation, adaptation and structural adjustment outcomes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community engagement: the first step to stronger communities /

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: 2005Description: 11p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 11) October 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Community Learning Champions : report on the National Community Learning Champions Support Programme 2009-2011 /

by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

Publisher: Leicester, U.K. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011Summary: The report will be of special interest to anyone working to improve places and services and to strengthen communities. It will also help those considering setting up or funding Community Learning Champion schemes. Based as the scheme is on the work of volunteers, training and supporting Community Learning Champions effectively is fundamental to their impact, and this requires funds. Community Learning Champions should be viewed as complementary to the work of professionals, not substitutes for them. They have a valuable role to play in engaging people who have proved hard to reach for traditional providers, signposting them and supporting them through learning but also helping to develop new learning opportunities for them. This report outlines the key elements of the programme, local and national, assesses the difference the Community Learning Champions have made and identifies the resources produced. It should be read alongside those resources, especially the toolkits, the training programme and a series of films illustrating various aspects of the work of Community Learning Champions.Availability: (1)

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