Social services

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Action to empower: why Australia needs more co-operative and mutual enterprises in health, community, and social services

This report is a call to action to demonstrate how targeted policy measures focused on enabling different forms of ownership, can increase diversity and choice in social services in Australia with positive outcomes for the quality and productivity of those services.
Report

Pulse of the for-purpose sector - final report: wave 1

This first report of a national research program has been released to explore the unprecedented events of 2019-2020 created by the bushfires and the global pandemic, and their associated challenges on Australia’s health, economic and social systems.
Report

A wave of disadvantage across NSW: impact of the COVID-19 recession

COVID-19 has started an economic tsunami that threatens to overwhelm progress towards reducing disadvantage across New South Wales. This report provides estimates based on international, Australian and original research on the impact of rising unemployment on disadvantage across NSW’s regions.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does being unemployed for a year nearly halve your chances of ever working again?

CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), Cassandra Goldie, claimed that people unemployed for more than a year are roughly half as likely to ever find another job, and that this was the experience after the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Dr Goldie’s claim...
Report

Social care for adults aged 18–64

This analysis, produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the social care needs of adults aged 18–64. The debate about social care reform is often focused on issues facing older people, but younger adults are a large and growing part of the adult social care system...
Report

Bilateral agreement arrangements between Services Australia and other entities

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of bilateral agreement arrangements between Services Australia and other entities.
Strategy

Framework to reduce criminalisation of young people in residential care

This framework aims to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate contact of young people in residential care with the criminal justice system. The framework establishes a commitment across state government departments, Victoria Police and residential care service providers.
Report

Enabling good lives sooner rather than later: where to from here?

This report discusses the funding challenges that are affecting the New Zealand disability sector and makes some recommendations for how to address these shortfalls.
Briefing paper

Engaging clients in commissioning: what are the benefits?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note supports us to understand how to involve clients in outcomes-based commissioning, and the impact this has on client outcomes.
Policy report

Relieving the burden of navigating health and social services for older adults and caregivers

Canada needs a dedicated strategy to reduce the burden of navigating health and social services for older Canadians and their caregivers. Currently, the onus is on patients and their families to navigate unintegrated and uncoordinated care systems. This poses challenges for equitable access to vital...