Social services

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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.
Journal article

Factors associated with reported service use for mental health problems by residents of rural and remote communities: Cross-sectional findings from a baseline survey

The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental health problems in rural and remote communities in Australia.
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...
Report

How Australia can invest in children and return more

This study into the benefits and opportunities from ‘early intervention’ calls for an overhaul of government policies to ensure at-risk children receive vital support services at a much earlier stage.