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Active ageing in active communities : volunteering and the transition to retirement. /

by Smith, Justin Davis | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Gay, Pat.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 28Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing social disadvantage through volunteering /

by Haski-Leventhal, Debbie | Centre for Social Impact.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009Summary: In this paper we review the current state of volunteering in Australia, particularly volunteering by socially disadvantaged groups. After presenting the advantages and challenges involved with volunteering, the relation of volunteering to socially disadvantaged groups is discussed: as the recipients of voluntary services and as providers. Two innovative concepts are presented to suggest how the Government can help to enhance both in a way that will facilitate social inclusion: volunteerability (the ability of individuals to volunteer) and recruitability (the ability of organisations to recruit volunteers). By presenting many examples from the Western World, various options by which the Government can enhance both are discussed.Availability: (1)

After Beveridge : the state and voluntary action in Australia /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008; Manchester, U.K.Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world edited by Melanie Oppenheimer and Nicholas Deakin 2011Description: pp. 149-165.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at conference: ?William Beveridge?s Voluntary Action 60 years On?. Australian High Commission, College of London 27-28 November 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence Professorial Fellow, Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne; Indexed chapter 12 by Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013 )Availability: (2)

An overview of the costs of indigenous unemployment. /

by Hunter, Boyd | Taylor, John.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 109-133.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Arranged friendships : the final report on the Brotherhood of St Laurence "Family Friends" pilot program. /

by Scott, Dorothy.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 24 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 1997 Includes references (p. 24) This is the final report in a two part evaluation of the Family Friends Program. The interim evaluation was completed in April 1996. "Family Friends" was a pilot program of the Brotherhood of St Laurence which grew out of an earlier program on homelessness among young women. Family Friends was designed to assist vulnerable young women who were in the transition to motherhood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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Australian mentoring programs for refugee and humanitarian entrants. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/docs/current/mentoring.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:21 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians living on the edge 3 : survey of the community services sector 2000. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2000Description: 29 p. : ill. + appendix.Other title: Survey of the community services sector..Notes: Website : http://www.acoss.org.au Cover title: title-page lacks "2000" in title. "September 2000"--tp Third survey. ACOSS paper ; no. 109Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Being around other women makes you brave : evaluation of Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Meddings, Rebecca.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: viii, 42 p. ill (Main Report) ; 4 p. (Research Summary) PDF.Online Access: Main Report | Research Summary Notes: Includes PDF link to Main report and the Research Summary Summary: Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women of refugee and migrant backgrounds, was launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence with financial support from the AMP Foundation. Central to the program is recognition of the participants? strengths and skills. Stepping Stones provides training, information and support to help women on the path to economic security. This report outlines features of the Stepping Stones model, outcomes achieved and lessons learnedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world /

by Oppenheimer, Melanie (ed.) | Deakin, Nicholas (ed.).

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Manchester University Press 2011Description: vii, 195 p.Notes: Chapter 12. "After Beveridge: the state and voluntary action in Australia" by Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003- ) Contents: 1. Beveridge and voluntary action / Melanie Oppenheimer and Nicholas Deakin -- 2. Voluntarism, the state, and public-private partnerships in Beveridge's social thought / Josie Harris -- 3.'The night's insane dream of power' / William Beveridge on the uses and abuses of state power / Nicholas Deakin -- 4. The war and charity / Frank Prochaska -- 5. 'Organisations for brotherly aid in misfortune': Beveridge and the friendly societies / Dan Weinbren -- 6. Beveridge in the Antipodes: the 1948 tour / Melanie Oppenheimer -- 7. Voluntary politics: the sector's political function from Beveridge to Deakin / James McKay -- 8. Youth in action? British young people and voluntary service: 1958-1970 / Georgina Brewis -- 9. Voluntary action and the rural poor in the age of globalisation / Jill Roe -- 10. Voluntary Action in Britain since Beveridge / Pat Thane -- 11. Beveridge, the voluntary principle and New Zealand's 'Social Laboratory' / Margaret Tennant -- 12. After Beveridge: the state and voluntary action in Australia / Paul Smyth -- 13. The Great White North and Voluntary Action: Canada's relationship with Beveridge, social welfare, and social justice / Peter R. Elson Includes index Donated by Paul SmythSummary: "The relationship between the state and the voluntary sector has changed significantly since 1948 when Beveridge's major report, Voluntary Action, was first published. Sixty years later, a group of historians analyse and reassess the impact of Beveridge's ideas about voluntary action for social advance in this timely volume. Using examples from the UK, Australasia and Canada, this book clearly articulates the importance and significance of Beveridge's ideas on voluntary action within an international context. ; With the emphasis of governments on the importance of the voluntary or 'third sector' and the development of policies and practices to enhance social capital, build civil society and engage communities, this book will be invaluable for those interested in how the third sector has evolved over time. It will be of interest to historians, social policy researchers, political theorists, economists and educationalists." -- Publisher webpageAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Big Society and Australia : how the UK Government is dismantling the state and what it means for Australia /

by Whelan, James | Centre for Policy Development.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 101-129 Paul Smyth is listed as being interviewedSummary: In Australia, 'Big Society' ideas are generating interest and support amongst conservative think tanks and politicians. CPD's report presents a comprehensive analysis of the UK's 'Big Society' policies and programs and examines their potential impact if adopted and implemented in Australia. We hope the report contributes to an informed debate about the merits of 'small government' ideologies and policies that often receive less than critical media and political commentary.Availability: (1)

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community. /

by Putnam, Robert D.

Publisher: New York, NY Simon & Schuster 2000Description: 541 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This classic work has stimulated much discussion and debate about social capital . Putnam argues that American society has become increasingly disconnected, with damaging effects on the physical and cultural health of the nation. To rebuild the nation s social capital of communities and networks which create bridges (not just cement bonds) is for Putnam the key to facing the challenges of the new century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Brotherhood of St Laurence retail study : research report /

by Nicolas, Catherine | Australian Centre for Retail Studies | Ferraro, Carla.

Publisher: Caulfield East, Vic. Australian Centre for Retail Studies 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2005 Bibliography pp. 73-74Summary: This report presents the findings of research into the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) retail stores, conducted pro-bono by the Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS). The research was initiated by BSL to evaluate their current retail offering through the eyes of their customers. Consequently, the ACRS undertook secondary research, a competitor analysis (focusing on three competitors selected by BSL), a financial analysis and a customer questionnaire. The customer questionnaire formed the major component of this research. The purpose of the questionnaire was to identify who BSL customers are, to determine customer perceptions regarding BSL stores, discover the reasons why customers shop at BSL stores, and understand the factors that influence how often customers shop and how much they spend. These results will enable BSL to increase customer satisfaction and to enhance the shopping experience within BSL stores. Further it can be used to form strategies aimed at increasing the number of times customers shop at and the amount they spend per transaction.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2), BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood policy for volunteers (draft) /

by Green, David.

Publisher: 1985Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 August 1985Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Charities and government. /

by Ware, Alan (ed.).

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Manchester University Press 1989Description: 260 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Notes: Copy lost. Reordered 2/9/93Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Civil society in comparative perspective : Australia. /

by Lyons, Mark | Hocking, Susan | Helms, Les | Salamon, Lester M.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 203-218.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B10356 Indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Combined auxiliaries and volunteers day programme /

Description: 3p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Combining work and welfare : a low wage economy? /

by Pixley, Jocelyn.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 63-75.Notes: rec. no. for book B7174 indexed paperAvailability: No items available

Community involvement through volunteering : evaluation report 2011 /

by Hanover Welfare Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes references.Summary: This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Community Involvement through Volunteering (CITV) project conducted by the Research Unit at Hanover Welfare Services (Hanover) between October 2008 and May 2009.Availability: (1)

Community participation: volunteering in the Brotherhood /

by Joyce, Marilyn.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 9p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: April 1996Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Community treasures : recognizing the contribution of older immigrants and refugees /

by Yoshida, H | Gordon, D | Henkin, N.

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning 2008Description: 61 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this US report is to gain a better understanding of why and how older immigrants contribute to their families and communities and to identify promising practices that support the engagement of immigrant elders in meaningful roles. The study documents the motivations and activities of 99 elders from diverse ethnic communities in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Orange County, California. Data from focus groups, interviews with engaged elders, and discussions with organizations that have successfully supported older immigrants in civic roles allow the reader to hear the voices of immigrant elders and community leaders representing six ethnolinguistic groups: Latino, Chinese, Liberian, Vietnamese, Somali, and Ethiopian.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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