Non-government welfare organizations - policies and politics
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The Social Welfare Research Centre has conducted a study which tries to identify the number of non-government welfare organizations (NGWOs) in Australia and developed a classification. Our survey indicates there are approximately 37,000 non-government welfare organizations. NGWOs vary enormously from large traditional agencies providing care in a fairly organised and hierarchical manner (found particularly in some of the residential settings dealing with disabled and elderly people) right through to very small community groups which have been established to meet a particular need and run largely by consumers themselves.
Notes for a speech presented to A.P.R.O.S., Katoomba, 13 March 1982 by Adam Graycar, Director, Social Welfare Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Made available under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 (CC BY) Attribution license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/