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Meals on Wheels: building towards a new social experiment for our times [ 2010-10-12 - 2014-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200065]

Researchers: A/Prof Melanie Oppenheimer (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Jennifer Warburton (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Meals on Wheels: building towards a new social experiment for our times. This project contributes directly to the National Research Priority, promoting and maintaining good health: ageing well, ageing productively, through developing evidence-based knowledge on which to build future volunteer business models. With the rapid ageing of the Australian population, it is imperative that volunteer-based organisations, such as Meals on Wheels, innovate to continue to deliver essential community services in a sustainable and cost-effective way. Meals on Wheels is integral within community care for frail, older people and those with disabilities, keeping people in their own homes and out of institutional care. Using national and international examples, the research has the potential to be adopted by the broad community services sector in Australia.

Funding Amount $92,673

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