Making it Count! Older women’s contribution to Australian communities
Making it Count! is a social research and training project that builds on previous work of Real Options and the Older Women’s Network (Australia), (OWN). In this project we are working with OWN groups in five to eight areas across Australia to:
The project aims to ensure the sustainability of current and future projects of OWN groups. It uses a form of action research to give older women the opportunity to consider what works and what doesn’t and make changes as the project goes along so that we get a better outcome.
Action research is grounded in a participatory and flexible model of education, which encourages responsiveness to local knowledge and skills, the needs of the community and the participants. It has proved to be a great way of exploring social capital with older women.
Reports of previous projects with the Older Women’s Network (Australia)
These reports are available from www.ownaus.org.au
tel: 02 4441 8885
mail:PO Box 221