Social connectedness and Baby Boomers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

Bob has been working as a volunteer at TACSI for over twelve months on various projects in the Innovation Age. As a recently retired Baby Boomer, Bob shares his personal reflections on social connectedness and Baby Boomers. As a recent retiree, I have moved through the initial period of activity surrounding retirement – some international […]

When things get tricky: hosting difficult conversations

When things get tricky: hosting difficult conversations

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Conversations can get tricky!  At last months learning session at TACSI we explored our own methods for holding difficult conversations and examined what frameworks exist that could help us. We want to share these ideas and links to help you too. At TACSI we sometimes have to have difficult conversations with each other and with […]

Looking Back; Looking Forward: TACSI staff reflect on the new year

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

2016 was a huge year for TACSI and 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger, with new offices opening, existing programs evolving and exciting new initiatives on the horizon. You can read end of year reflections from our CEO Carolyn Curtis here, but I thought it would be interesting to gather some additional perspectives […]

TACSIFEST is coming to Adelaide and Melbourne

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

TACSIFEST is a series of events sharing The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s latest work in child protection, ageing and disability, exploring what it takes to co-design policy and services, build innovative organisations and innovate across systems. Events are taking place in The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s home town of Adelaide, in Sydney in advance […]

What we’re working on today: Big Ideas for Social Innovation

What we’re working on today: Big Ideas for Social Innovation

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

We recently hosted Big Ideas for Social Innovation as part of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Open State. At the event several leaders and innovators from TACSI presented the big ideas driving their work in ageing, disability and child protection. Ideas included thinking differently about home, open-sourced services, an intergenerational perspective on social problem solving, and peers as […]

Weavers goes open source

Weavers goes open source

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016

This post by TACSI chairman Dr Nicholas Gruen was originally published on his blog. Readers of this blog will be familiar with Family by Family, the service which matches families up with other families in coached, mentoring relationships to help families through tough times and lower the risk of them falling into crisis with all the implications that […]

Catch up on what you missed at the Design for Social Innovation: Rethinking Aging conference

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016

Yesterday we, along with the Centre for Social Impact, hosted the Design for Social Impact: Rethinking Aging conference as part of Vivid Sydney. It was a wonderful day filled with passionate conversation, deep thinking and honest storytelling. We’ve tried to capture a little bit of what happened via this storify. To find out more about […]