The objectives of this research project were to analyse the key risk and protective factors relating to economic and social participation and active engagement in social networks of older people and carers, and the role of care-giving in maintaining participation.
Children who cannot live with their parents live in out-of-home care (OOHC); in Australia this is almost always in the home of foster or kinship carers. In many jurisdictions carers adopt children in their care but recently this has been rare in Australia.
The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015.
This project aims to explore an integrated suite of policies for a preventative approach to enhance mature-aged women’s participation in the labour market, with a particular focus on fostering employment choices for women with current or past informal caring responsibilities.
Formal services such as respite care can assist carers to continue to support care recipients at home. However, many carers do not take up these services. To date, studies examining the issue of service non-use have had to extrapolate from data about service users.
This project explores whether the propensity to take on informal care roles (for people who are frail aged or have disability or long term health problems) is changing/will change over time with cohort/generational and other societal and social policy changes.