BSL Event: Possibilities, pitfalls and perchance: A University’s experience of working in a community partnership – RPC

Thursday 2 October from 12.00 noon-1.00pm Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre Lunchtime Seminar Brotherhood, 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Fr Tuckers Meeting Room

Presenters: Deborah Warr and Richard Williams (McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne) and Mary Robb (Melbourne Engagement and Partnerships Office), University of Melbourne

At various times the University of Melbourne has . . . → Read More: BSL Event: Possibilities, pitfalls and perchance: A University’s experience of working in a community partnership – RPC

A statistical portrait of the average older Australian – CEPAR

The average older Australian – who is she? She is a 75 year old Anglican woman who drives a car, has broadband, votes for the Coalition and lives in her own three bedroom home with her spouse

A statistical portrait of the older Australian.

There is a tendency to look at the older population as . . . → Read More: A statistical portrait of the average older Australian – CEPAR

How Dementia Affects Personal Dignity: A Qualitative Study on the Perspective of Individuals With Mild to Moderate Dementia – Journals of Gerontolo…

ABSTRACT

Objective. This article examines how dementia affects personal dignity in individuals with mild to moderate dementia from their perspective.

Method. In this qualitative cross-sectional study, in-depth interviews were carried out with 14 individuals, aged 50–94, with mild to moderate dementia who lived at home. . . . → Read More: How Dementia Affects Personal Dignity: A Qualitative Study on the Perspective of Individuals With Mild to Moderate Dementia – Journals of Gerontolo…

Combining Formal and Informal Caregiving Roles: The Psychosocial Implications of Double- and Triple-Duty Care – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT

Objectives. Women who combine formal and informal caregiving roles represent a unique, understudied population. In the literature, healthcare employees who simultaneously provide unpaid elder care at home have been referred to as double-duty caregivers. The present study broadens this perspective by examining the psychosocial implications of double-duty child care . . . → Read More: Combining Formal and Informal Caregiving Roles: The Psychosocial Implications of Double- and Triple-Duty Care – Journals of Gerontology

The appraisal of difference: Critical gerontology and the active-ageing-paradigm – JAS

ABSTRACT

The article deals with the re-negotiation of old age in current times of flexible capitalism and its analysis by Critical Gerontologists who criticize this process as age denial and midlife-imperialism. Starting out from the instructive critique of active ageing and consumer-based anti-ageing strategies, rooted in the heterogeneous field of Critical Gerontology, the here presented . . . → Read More: The appraisal of difference: Critical gerontology and the active-ageing-paradigm – JAS

Event: Social and political aspects of ageing – Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR)

Hawthorn, Friday 10 October 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm Brian Costar is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Democratic Audit of Australia. His principal areas of research are Australian political parties, state and federal parliamentary politics, and electoral systems and behaviour. Professor Costar will be speaking about the claim that as . . . → Read More: Event: Social and political aspects of ageing – Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR)

Social housing exits: Incidence, motivations and consequences – AHURI

This project explored the factors influencing tenant choices to remain in or depart from public housing. The research found that a small but significant cohort of social housing tenants who are in paid employment and pay full market rent, would consider exiting the sector at their own initiative to become home owners, but not private . . . → Read More: Social housing exits: Incidence, motivations and consequences – AHURI

Regional Australia can be a carrot or stick in the new refugee policy – The Conversation

Author: Rae Dufty-Jones

Extract

Accompanying the reintroduction of Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) in Australia last week was a new type of immigration visa, the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV). What is significant about the SHEV is the way that long-term asylum in Australia has become linked to residing in regional Australia.

The SHEV has three . . . → Read More: Regional Australia can be a carrot or stick in the new refugee policy – The Conversation

Impact of migrant workers on youth unemployment (UK) – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Employers who’ve turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies in recent years say they’ve done so because these recruits have brought the experience and commitment needed to support growth, according to ‘The growth of EU labour: Assessing the impact on the UK labour market’, a new report from the CIPD that draws on . . . → Read More: Impact of migrant workers on youth unemployment (UK) – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Foundations of the Workfare State–Reflections on the Political Transformation of the Welfare State in Britain – SP&A

ABSTRACT

The British ‘welfare state’ has been transformed. ‘Welfare’ has been replaced by a new ‘workfare’ regime (the ‘Work Programme’) defined by tougher state regulatory practices for those receiving out-of-work benefits. US-style mandatory community work programmes are being revived and expanded. This article, therefore, considers shifting public attitudes to work and welfare in Britain and . . . → Read More: Foundations of the Workfare State–Reflections on the Political Transformation of the Welfare State in Britain – SP&A

Young volunteers on the rise – The West Australian

Extract from an article by Katherine Fleming

Young West Australians are taking up volunteering in droves, driving a jump of more than 80 per cent in the number of tertiary students Volunteering WA refers to positions.

The organisation reported a big increase in students aged 18 to 25 from 3855 in 2012-13 to 7038 last . . . → Read More: Young volunteers on the rise – The West Australian

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A review of the research – Alzheimer’s Australia

The Alzheimer’s Australia report released today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A review of the research, outlines the prevalence of dementia and modifiable risk factors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It discusses a range of . . . → Read More: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A review of the research – Alzheimer’s Australia

Skills Action Plan for VET Reform – Department of Industry

Media Release

Minister for Industry, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, today chaired the second meeting of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council in Adelaide which was attended by state and territory ministers.

Ministers agreed on a number of priority actions to achieve a modern and responsive national regulatory system, with less . . . → Read More: Skills Action Plan for VET Reform – Department of Industry

The National Energy Market–Wrong Way, Go Back? Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff Tracking Project – St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society, in conjunction with Alviss Consulting, has been tracking changes to residential energy tariffs and reporting on household impacts since 2010. Initially the Tariff-Tracking project only covered Victoria but has since expanded to include New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

SOURCE: “The National Energy . . . → Read More: The National Energy Market–Wrong Way, Go Back? Observations from the Vinnies’ Tariff Tracking Project – St Vincent de Paul Society

Electricity bills made worse by network costs and confusing fees, report shows – ABC News

Extract from an article by Amy Bainbridge

Consumers are being slugged with rising electricity bills boosted by big network costs and confusing fees from energy retailers, according to a new report.

The analysis, from St Vincent de Paul Society and Alviss Consulting, showed network costs charged for poles and wires made up as much as . . . → Read More: Electricity bills made worse by network costs and confusing fees, report shows – ABC News

Help for older women who need jobs – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Adam Courtenay

There are options for 50-plus-year-old females who want work..

It does not take too much research to surmise that older female workers – who are over 45 according to demographics – are not exactly high on recruiters’ hit lists. The reasons are well-documented; apart from age-old prejudices, many . . . → Read More: Help for older women who need jobs – Sydney Morning Herald

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