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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

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By George Myconos and Angela McKenna, 2017

School retention and attainment rates in regional and rural Australia tend to be lower than in metropolitan areas. Our small study in Colac Otway Shire in western Victoria aimed to explore local assumptions that poorer educational outcomes are related to the ways that communities value or undervalue education.

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Helen Kimberley, 2016

This pilot research project used network mapping to gain understanding of the utility and value of social capital, in the form of networks and links, to community aged care service provision.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2016

Aged and dementia care services are required to conform to multiple regulatory frameworks. Mapping these reveals regulatory clusters.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2016

Aged and dementia care services are required to conform to multiple regulatory frameworks. How do these regulations enhance or constrain services?

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By George Myconos. Kira Clarke and Kitty te Riele 2016

How do private providers respond to the challenge of delivering training to a particular cohort of learners, 15 to 19-year-olds who have left school early?

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By George Myconos, May 2016

This scan of academic and grey literature was commissioned to inform the design and delivery of vocational and workplace training for young unemployed people in south-east Melbourne.

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By Ashley Carr and Helen Kimberley, 2016

Responding to the changing needs of older adults in residential care is a challenge that requires a skilled, well-supported workforce. Their training should be based on research evidence and best practice in service development.

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By Bonnie Simons, Helen Kimberley and Nicky McColl Jones, 2016

Will increased choice in community aged care benefit all consumers? Our research explored how older Australians are adjusting to the radical recent changes of Consumer Directed Care.

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By Paul Ramcharan, Christina David, Martyn Jones and Rosetta Moors 2015

This TRACS study by RMIT researchers identified core competencies for excellence in residential aged care which would drive change in how care is delivered and so enhance the lives of residents.

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By Helen Kimberley, Bonnie Simons and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, 2015

How do older Australians develop the knowhow to devise lives they value in our increasingly complex society?

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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.
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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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