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Community services organisations provided assistance to over 3 million clients last financial year, according to this ACOSS report. Some services are at breaking point and were forced to turn away a quarter of people needing child welfare, youth or housing services. Demand for community services...
Communities for Children place based research project increases knowledge of the social networks and service use of vulnerable parents with children under five whom formal services find ‘hard to reach’. The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 reflects the nation’s growing investment in early...
At a time of economic downturn, nonprofit businesses share one particular characteristic that presents the greatest challenge of all -- their heavy dependence on third-party funding. In general they provide services to individuals irrespective of their ability to pay. Consequently a nonprofit's economic viability and...
This paper focuses on contemporary debates around the social impacts of the arts and the problem of their measurement and evaluation. It attempts to put forward a new framework for the understanding of the so-called 'transformative powers' of the arts, by suggesting that a historical-critical...
ACOSS argues that budget spending should focus on solutions to service shortfalls such as child care, health care, assistance for jobless people, education and addressing indigenous disadvantage.
This report shows that employment-focused social enterprises are playing a critical role in improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians by offering a people-centred approach to employment support services.
This handbook is a framework for grassroots organisations to implement best practice approaches on standards, mandatory reporting, emergency and risk management planning and referral pathways to homelessness support agencies.
This report summarises the findings from Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which stands as a guide to inform our understanding of what’s shaping modern Australia.
Funding the Cooperative City explores how citizen initiatives, cooperatives, non-profit companies, community land trusts, crowdfunding platforms, ethical banks and anti-speculation foundations step out of the regular dynamisms of real estate development and arrange new mechanisms to access, purchase, renovate or construct buildings for communities.