NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood Update February 2017 Welcome to the first Brotherhood Update for 2017, which features items on refugee jobseekers, aged care, young people’s education and training, energy hardship and more. RESEARCH FORUM What would enable refugees to thrive in the labour market? The experiences of humanitarian migrants seeking meaningful work in Australia were highlighted at a … [Read More] NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood Update e-newsletter November 2016 This month’s issue features not only new research publications and policy submissions, but also a radio interview, three webinars, a video and a short story collection. Our staff have written about social capital and standards for rental properties, and have spoken about applied sociology, consumer-directed care and social exclusion. We … [Read More] Brotherhood Update e-newsletter- Research & Policy Centre

Older Adults – A selection of articles

A selection of articles on the subject of OLDER ADULTS from a variety of sources viewed 7 October 2016 Ageing in an era of neoliberalism: the impact of extending working lives – British Politics and Policy — Reforms have abolished mandatory retirement and raised state pension age, all while the government’s pre-occupation with extending private pension provisions lacks critical … [Read More] Older Adults – A selection of articles

Caring For Seniors – A podcast about simplifying the aged care journey

Caring for Seniors is a podcast to help Aussie families navigate the aged care system hosted by Samantha Bowen and Li Xia. As a result of struggling with the aged care system when caring for our own parents, Samantha Bowen and Li Xia started the Caring for Seniors podcast.  On this show, we interview experts from … [Read More] Caring For Seniors – A podcast about simplifying the aged care journey

Brotherhood in the News: Disadvantaged Clients Struggle the Most in Transition to CDC, Study Finds – Community Care Review

Extract from a review article by Linda Belardi Older people with complex needs, low literacy and few social networks and financial resources are more likely to experience difficulty in adjusting to consumer directed care, according to a new report. The Brotherhood of St Laurence evaluated the experience of its community aged care clients in the … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Disadvantaged Clients Struggle the Most in Transition to CDC, Study Finds – Community Care Review

Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood update – Research & Policy Centre

Brotherhood Update May 2016 Australia’s ageing population and changes in aged care services and policy are the background to two new research reports in this issue of Brotherhood Update. Another paper points to the complexity of age discrimination in employment, this time focused on gender, and we introduce a new project investigating the impact of … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Brotherhood update – Research & Policy Centre

Consumer Directed Care in Australia: Early perceptions and experiences of staff, clients and carers – Health and Social Care

ABSTRACT The study aimed to identify the shared issues and challenges being experienced by staff, their clients and informal carers, with the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). Secondary analysis was undertaken of data that had been initially collected, via semi-structured in-depth interviews, to inform the development of a discrete choice experiment. The raw staff … [Read More] Consumer Directed Care in Australia: Early perceptions and experiences of staff, clients and carers – Health and Social Care

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