Sharon Bond

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16 Dec 2011

This study of Peninsula Youth Connections, a program operated in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula region by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and TaskForce, found that not only life circumstances but also systemic education barriers made it difficult for some young people to engage in meaningful...

Literature review

24 Sep 2010

The purpose of this literature review is to examine youth hubs or centres and consider supportive policy frameworks for them. The findings will inform Brotherhood of St Laurence service delivery in Frankston and at the proposed Caroline Springs Community Youth Centre. The larger objective of...


21 Jun 2010

This report presents the evaluation of a small-scale pilot in which refugee women requiring personal and settlement support were matched with volunteer mentors in the City of Hume in Melbourne’s north.

The project showed the potential for community-based initiatives to reduce social isolation and...


19 Apr 2010

This report examines the implications of the lack of timely dental treatment for people on low incomes.

Based on the state of dental services available to low-income Australians, the costs of not providing timely treatment, and the findings of the Teeth First trial, the...


13 Jan 2010

This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses. This costs data supports the argument that the cost of...

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