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New Social isolation and volunteering of older Chinese immigrants in Australia

Funding: 2022: $29,866
2023: $29,866
2024: $29,866

Project Member(s): Morris, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (Australian Research Council Special International)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2022

Summary: This co-designed and collaborative research addresses an acute challenge since COVID-19: how to make volunteering activities more accessible to CALD immigrants who suffer from serious social isolation. The researchers will work with 5 partner organisations (POs) to study Chinese immigrants (60+) in NSW as an example. It will analyse census and GSS datasets, conduct in-depth interviews and focus groups in the settings of old-age care, service navigation and elderly learning. This research will produce new evidence and test the effect of peer education, and support services and policy advocacy of the POs. This research will benefit CALD older immigrants, enhance service capacity and contribute to greater social cohesion in Australia.

FOR Codes: Social policy, Ageing and older people