Empowerment, Capabilities and Homelessness: The Limitations of Employment-focused Social Enterprises in Addressing Complex Needs – HT&S

ABSTRACT ‘Empowerment’ is often said to be a key objective of policies aiming to improve the lives of homeless people and other vulnerable groups. This paper contends that Sen and Nussbaum’s influential ‘capability’ approach provides an appropriate means of operationalising this arguably nebulous concept. Via a critique of work-focused social enterprises in the homelessness field, … [Read More] Empowerment, Capabilities and Homelessness: The Limitations of Employment-focused Social Enterprises in Addressing Complex Needs – HT&S

A Social Welfare Perspective of Market-oriented Social Enterprises – International Journal of Social Welfare

ABSTRACT The article analyses market-oriented social enterprises from a social welfare perspective, within the context of the innate conflict between business and welfare orientations. After defining the concept of market-oriented social enterprises and presenting some successful examples on such entities that employ different marginalised populations, particularly people with disabilities, the article asks three interrelated questions: … [Read More] A Social Welfare Perspective of Market-oriented Social Enterprises – International Journal of Social Welfare

Aus Charity Op Shops Not Just for the Needy – Pro Bono News

Extract from Pro Bono article Contrary to popular belief, op shops are visited by a broad cross section of society and not just for those in need. As part of National Op Shop Week new research shows that just 28 per cent of op shoppers earn less than $35,000 per year. “A surprising 30 per … [Read More] Aus Charity Op Shops Not Just for the Needy – Pro Bono News

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