Community-based social services


50 Lives 50 Homes: a housing first response to ending homelessness in Perth

This is the third report from the independent evaluation of '50 Lives 50 Homes' being undertaken by the University of Western Australia. This report provides an in-depth examination of housing outcomes and tenancy retention, and reports on changes in hospital use and justice system contacts...

The travel companion: your guide to working with others for social outcomes

This guide is for everyone working towards the creation of positive social impact in Australia and who wants to know whether and how they might work with others to make a difference.

Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration

This research aims to contribute towards building an evidence base about community-based reintegration programs in order to inform the development and operation of community-based reintegration programs for sexual offenders, and thus to enhance community safety.

Obstacles to effective support of people released from prison

The findings of this report, in combination with an extensive body of literature, illustrate that addressing reoffending and reimprisonment requires a coordinated whole-of-government approach across justice, community and welfare services, housing and health.

Throughcare needs of Indigenous people leaving prison in Western Australia and the Northern Territory

The aim of this research was to identify the needs of Indigenous men and women after release from prison, so that effective community-based throughcare strategies can be developed.
Briefing paper

How can we support people in social housing to gain and maintain employment? An Evidence Check

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note identifies the best ways to support social housing tenants gain and maintain employment.

Specialist Homelessness Sector: workforce capability framework

This framework clarifies the skills, knowledge and competencies required by practitioners providing high-quality Specialist Homelessness Sector (SHS) services. It provides the capabilities required for work in the SHS, for today and into the future.

In good hands: the people and communities behind Aboriginal-led solutions

This report shows Indigenous knowledge is being applied successfully in a wide range of services and business activities, with good results for Indigenous peoples and, when government funding is involved, a great return on investment.

Building sustainable supports for young unemployed men with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men's Sheds

People with intellectual disability (ID) often experience multiple disadvantages in education, work, health, community and social participation. International research reveals that formal mentors can have important positive influences on wellbeing and employment. Men’s Sheds are ideally situated to support young adults with ID due to...

WA food relief framework report 2019

This framework report maps food insecurity, identifies gaps in Western Australia's food security systems, and outlines solutions for the state government to work with the food relief and community sector to develop policy to alleviate food insecurity.