While you’re here… help us stay here.

Are you enjoying open access to policy and research published by a broad range of organisations? Please donate today so that we can continue to provide this service.


Centre for Applied Social Research

Owning Institution:

The Centre for Applied Social Research was part of the School of Social Science & Planning at RMIT University.


Evaluation of the Financial Consumer Rights Council - dignity and debt: financial difficulty and getting older initiative

The Financial Consumer Rights Council (FCRC): Dignity and Debt Financial Difficulty and Getting Older initiative was designed to address the effectiveness of one-on-one financial counselling sessions with Older Persons, including provision of consumer advocacy and information about financial hardship protections to those entering aged care...

Resolving long-term homelessness

Evaluating an intensive intervention designed to end long-term homelessness, this report covers the 36 months outcomes of the Journey to Social Inclusion pilot program and follows on from two previous reports which examined outcomes after 12 and 24 months. The evaluation combined a traditional Randomised...

Persons in improvised dwellings, tents and sleepers out

Prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, this report provides background information for the evaluation of Street to Home programs being undertaken in Australian capital cities.

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy

The Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2000-2004 was designed to help build family and community capacity to deal with challenges and take advantage of opportunities, with a special focus on those at-risk of social, economic and geographic isolation. It consisted of seven community-based linked...

Beyond the home gates: Life after growing up in Catholic institutions

Over the twentieth century, over half a million children were institutionalised across Australia, 100,000 of them in Victoria. This report, Beyond the Home Gates: Life After Growing Up in Catholic Institutions, was developed in the wake of the third of three Australian inquiries concerned with...