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The Centre for Applied Social Research presents this one-day symposium exploring the different forms and implications of individualisation as it relates to core areas of social policy.
Not easily pinned down, the concept of individualisation is one that shifts in meaning between different social policy sectors and processes. However, recent practices and policy trends indicate a rising focus on individual agency, rights and responsibilities, and users’ capacity to make choices about services and support. It is widely acknowledged that aspects of this trend may be problematic.
This symposium seeks to ask what the underlying assumptions of individualisation are; whether individualisation is broadly applicable; whether it is shaped differently in different areas of social policy and service delivery; how individualisation aligns with current policy intentions; and what the implications of an increased focus on individualisation within social policy might be? The symposium will address issues in the areas of aged care, housing, disability services, children and families, and active labour markets. Presenters will draw on recent case studies and research to tease out the complexities of this shifting landscape.
Email CASR@rmit.edu.au for more information.
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Getting thereVenue: Swanston Room, Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne ,701 Swanston St, Melbourne
Please make your way to the Swanston Room on the ground floor.