Completed projects


The Youth Collaboration Trial (YCT) operated during 2013 and 2014 in Frankston, Craigieburn and the western suburbs of Melbourne as a model of service integration designed to ensure that young people aged 15–24 would be prepared for, and able to sustain, employment.

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This four-year study, supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant, aimed to identify the factors that assist people who have been unemployed to retain jobs and build career paths.

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This research focuses on pathways and outcomes for mature-age people whose non-participation or under-participation in paid work is not their own choice.

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An important research focus for the Brotherhood has been providing evidence to support a new approach to employment assistance, to better address the multilayered barriers which people face to gaining employment

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The Brotherhood’s Line of Sight strategy aims to test innovative approaches to employment services for disadvantaged job seekers.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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