Vulnerable people

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Discussion paper

Independent review of the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019: discussion paper

This review is being conducted to determine whether the policy objectives of the 2019 Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act, created to help protect vulnerable adults with disability and older people, remain valid and the terms of the Act are still appropriate to help meet those...
Report

Safety net for sale: the role of Buy Now Pay Later in exploiting financial vulnerability

This report explores the use of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) among Good Shepherd clients, the impacts being seen from its use, and the role of BNPL in exploiting financial insecurity.
Report

Meals on Wheels Australia social impact report

This report measures the social impact of 'Meals on Wheels' and the importance of meaningful customer and volunteer connection, further supporting the essential role the service plays within almost every Australian community.
Report

Payment difficulty framework implementation review 2022: findings report

The Essential Services Commission promotes protections for consumers experiencing vulnerability and supports access to regulated essential services for all Victorian consumers. A key objective of the commission is breaking down the barriers consumers can face when seeking information and assistance.
Report

Māori involvement in State care 1950–1999

This research uses data from several locations and agencies about Māori who were abused in State care between 1950 and 1999.
Journal article

Experience of healthcare access in Australia during the first year of the covid-19 pandemic

Changes in health-seeking behaviours and challenges in accessing care have been reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. This qualitative study examines Australian experiences related to healthcare access during the early months of the pandemic. The study aimed to identify key areas of concern as well as...
Strategy

Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services

This strategy addresses consumer’s experience of vulnerability and aims to break down the barriers faced when accessing and engaging with essential services.
Journal article

Perceived fear of COVID-19 and its associated factors among Nepalese older adults in eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected all age groups worldwide, but older adults have been affected greatly with an increased risk of severe illness and mortality. Nepal is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The normal life of older adults, one of the vulnerable populations to...

Draft report

Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services - strategy draft

This draft strategy aims to ensure the Victorian Essential Services Commission’s work supports access to essential services for consumers experiencing vulnerability.
Report

Report on the deliberative engagement process with Victorian consumers

This report documents the deliberative community engagement program delivered to inform Vulnerability Strategy to facilitate more equitable access to essential services.
Guide

Reforming social services regulation: a brief introduction to the reforms

This guide provides a baseline level of information about changes that will streamline the way child youth and family, homelessness, state disability and supported residential services are regulated.
Report

Atlas of the stateless

In this report, the authors explain why people become stateless and provide solutions for reducing the number of stateless people worldwide.
Journal article

A critical realist evaluation of an integrated care project for vulnerable families in Sydney, Australia

Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Initiative was established to improve the care of families with complex health and social needs who reside in Sydney Local Health District. HHAN seeks to provide long-term multi-disciplinary care coordination as well as enhance capacity building and promote...

Journal article

Screening for and managing the person with frailty in primary care: ICFSR consensus guidelines

Other authors
Ruiz J.G., Dent E., Morley J.E., Merchant R.A., Beilby J., Beard J., Tripathy C., Sorin M., Andrieu S., Aprahamian I., Arai H., Aubertin-Leheudre M., Bauer J.M., Cesari M., Chen L.-K., Cruz-Jentoft A.J., De Souto Barreto P., Dong B., Ferrucci L., Fielding R., Flicker L., Lundy J., Reginster J.Y., Rodriguez-Mañas L., Rolland Y., Sanford A.M., Sinclair A.J., Viña J., Waters D.L., Won C.W., Woo J., Vellas B.

Although frailty, disability and multimorbidity often coexist and interact, they are distinct and separate concepts. Growing evidence suggests that each of these interrelated conditions is preventable and their associated complications manageable.

Journal article

Refining program theory for a place-based integrated care initiative in Sydney, Australia

The Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Program seeks to enhance vulnerable family engagement with health and social services through a care coordination model. Besides servicing families in Sydney, HHAN has also established place-based initiatives (PBIs) in areas of disadvantage such as Redfern. The...

Journal article

Frailty combined with loneliness or social isolation: an elevated risk for mortality in later life

Frailty, loneliness, and social isolation are all associated with adverse outcomes in older adults, but little is known about their combined impact on mortality. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling older adults aged 65 and older (n = 1,427)...

Journal article

Frailty and Seasonality

Frailty in older adults is a complex condition in which only a minor external stressor may cause severe complications leading to death. In the context of the recent devastating bushfires in Australia and the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, recognising and protecting those affected has magnified the...

Report

Exploring regulatory approaches to consumer vulnerability

Providing a contemporary understanding of consumer vulnerability, this report looks at why regulators are focusing on this in regulatory design, and provides some lessons and opportunities for change.
Report

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in NSW – the need for action

This report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive safeguarding approach in NSW for vulnerable adults living in the community – including an effective response to the abuse and neglect of both vulnerable adults with disability and older people.
Policy report

Inclusive, connected and just: our vision for NSW

This report identifies areas where the current system is not working well for disadvantaged people. It outlines concrete, achievable solutions to ensure that some of the most marginalised people in our communities do not miss out on the benefits of a strong economy.