social services

Report

18 Dec 2018

Drawing on biographical narrative interviews with 22 young people, this snapshot presents preliminary findings on young people’s experiences of accessing services after leaving out-of-home care in Australia.

Report

14 Dec 2018

Couch surfers are among the most hidden groups of people experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of couch surfers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.

Report

5 Jul 2016

The aim of the research program is to increase our understanding of the difference community programs make to the lives of Western Australians and what factors enhance the resilience and long-term financial viability of Western Australia’s emerging social enterprise sector. Improving the evidence base on...

Data portal

28 Apr 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides...

Working paper

28 Apr 2015

Key Points

Social services help New Zealanders to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives. They provide access to health services and education opportunities, and protect and supp ort the most vulnerable. The quality of these services and access to them are crucial to...

Report

8 Dec 2014

This survey of almost 1,000 community service workers from around the country shows that 43% of services are simply unable to meet the needs of people coming to them for help.

Overview

The Australian Community Sector Survey (ACSS) was conducted at a...

Report

18 Jul 2007

Home and Community Care policy is underpinned by an aim of decreasing the vulnerability of people who live in the community, in particular, the vulnerability of 'frail aged' and young people with a disability. However, age-related vulnerability is a slippery concept, its causes and outcomes...

Report

31 Jan 2007

This twelfth annual report from the Review of Government Service Provision examines the performance of all Australian governments providing education, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing. These services account for 60 per cent of government recurrent expenditure and over 10 per cent of...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 21
15 Feb 1990

The paper by Lipsky and Smith considers the implications of this relationship between government and nonprofit organisations for our understanding of the welfare state in advanced industrial countries.

Overview

 

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