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Free public talk | How do Social Enterprises Affect our Wellbeing?

Summary

A public forum in Hobart exploring how social enterprises impact on the lives of their participants and communities

Start Date

23 Jul 2019 5:30 pm

End Date

23 Jul 2019 7:30 pm

Venue

VOS-Rory Spence Lecture Theatre, School of Art and Design, University of Tasmania Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact

Register on the link below. Enquiries to UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au or 6226 2521


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International and Australian researchers will share insights into how social enterprises impact on the lives of their participants by providing spaces of wellbeing that promote realisation of capability, integration, security and therapy.


Working together to improve wellbeing for everyone

Governments and communities invest in social enterprises to bring about individual and/or community benefits, but just how social enterprises impact on people’s lives and communities is not well understood.  This forum explores findings from a 3-year project which used GIS mapping, observations and interviews to show how and where social enterprises touch the lives of people, economies and societies of two regional cities, Launceston and Bendigo. It will discuss how social enterprise fits within regional city economic and social development.

International and Australian researchers will share insights into how social enterprises impact on the lives of their participants by providing spaces of wellbeing that promote realisation of capability, integration, security and therapy. Social enterprises that are active in regional city networks are able to expand spaces of wellbeing to the community, generating community benefits alongside benefits for participants.

The panel will discuss the implications of research findings for Launceston and its social enterprises.

Speakers:

Professor Jane Farmer, Director, Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University

Professor Sue Kilpatrick, University of Tasmania

Dr Sarah-Anne Muñoz, University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland

Professor Michael Roy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Panellists:

Donna Bain, General Manager, SelfHelp Workplace

Denise Delphin, Manager, Northern Suburbs Community Centre

Craig Perkins, Director, Regional Development RDA (Tas)

This event will be moderated by Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change


Presented in partnership with the Institute for the Study of Social Change, Swinburne Social Innovation Institute and La Trobe University.