Community-based social services

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Report

Chronic homelessness in Melbourne: third-year outcomes of Journey to Social Inclusion Phase 2 study participants

This report presents the outcomes achieved by participants in the Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Phase 2 research study over the 2016-2019 time period.
Evaluation

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...
Report

A qualitative study of Sacred Heart Mission’s Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Phase 2 Program: experiences and perspectives of J2SI study participants

This report presents the experiences of individuals involved in the qualitative component of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Phase 2 program.
Guide

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
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.
Strategy

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Strategy

Queensland social enterprise strategy

Social enterprises play an important role in delivering jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged people. This strategy document outlines the Queensland government’s commitment to supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector in Queensland.
Guide

Creating partnerships

In collaboration with Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW, the ADF has developed this resource to be used by Community Drug Action Teams and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to build connections, work together and support each other to prevent and minimize harm...
Strategy

Veterans and families strategy

Incorporating the five themes of recognition, understanding, support, participation and commemoration, this strategy aims to guide the development and implementation of policies and initiatives to promote the wellbeing of Western Australia's veterans.
Briefing paper

What should be done to fix the crisis in social care?

The number of people unable to get the care they need for things like washing and dressing is increasing; care providers are going out of business and, faced with the possibility of catastrophic costs, many people are fearful of the future. This analysis sets out...
Report

Handbook for grassroots organisations helping people experiencing homelessness

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.
Report

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness: ending homelessness in Western Australia report

This report captures the voices of people who have a lived experience of homelessness as well as practitioners working in the sector. It is at this touchpoint, between frontline workers and clients who are seeking support, where the most valuable insights into what is working...
Report

Partnering with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to deliver trusted services with stronger outcomes

This report is the product of roundtable events facilitated by WACOSS and the Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council between April 2018 and May 2019, to build partnership between Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Community Service Organisations.
Report

First to know, first to act

This research project explores the best ways for community service providers to identify and respond to women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of family violence, but who do not specifically identify themselves as such to service providers.