Achieving Effective Collaborations to help Communities Age Well

Warburton, Jeni, Everingham, Jo-Anne, Cuthill, Michael and Bartlett, Helen (2008) Achieving Effective Collaborations to help Communities Age Well. The Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67 4: 470-482. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00603.x

Author Warburton, Jeni
Everingham, Jo-Anne
Cuthill, Michael
Bartlett, Helen
Title Achieving Effective Collaborations to help Communities Age Well
Journal name The Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00603.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 67
Issue 4
Start page 470
End page 482
Total pages 13
Editor John Wanna
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Wiley Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
1699 Other Studies in Human Society
940103 Ageing and Older People
Abstract Effective policy responses to the ageing of the population are a priority area for government and non-government agencies across Australia, particularly at the community level. This article focuses on the policy goal of ageing well at the local level, and more specifically, the strong principle of collaboration that underpins this goal. Too little is known about how to achieve effective collaboration in the ageing field. This article aims to address this by developing an analytical framework from the broad literature on collaborative processes, and applying this framework to data collected from interviews with stakeholders in ageing across two local communities in Queensland. While participants recognise the importance and strength of working together and provide local examples of how this has been achieved effectively, they also acknowledge the associated challenges and complexity. This all spanned the six factors of the framework: the context of ageing; the characteristics and relationships between partners; the need for adequate procedures; as well as structure and relationships aimed at building capacity; a shared sense of purpose; and access to adequate resources.
Keyword ageing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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