Achieving effective collaborations to help communities age well

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Warburton, Jeni, Everingham, Jo-Anne, Cuthill, Michael and Bartlett, Helen. 2008. "Achieving effective collaborations to help communities age well." Australian Journal of Public Administration. 67 (4), pp. 470-482. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00603.x
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Achieving effective collaborations to help communities age well

ERA Journal ID18732
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsWarburton, Jeni (Author), Everingham, Jo-Anne (Author), Cuthill, Michael (Author) and Bartlett, Helen (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Journal Citation67 (4), pp. 470-482
Number of Pages13
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN0313-6647
1467-8500
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00603.x
Web Address (URL)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00603.x/full
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.

Keywordsageing, collaboration, communication practices
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440399. Demography not elsewhere classified
440712. Social policy
420301. Aged health care
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Byline AffiliationsLa Trobe University
University of Queensland
Monash University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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