May 14, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: LotteryWest funds 100 Families Project

CSI is proud to be part of the 100 Families project which has just received $1.75 million in funding from Lotterywest.

100 Families will engage with a significant social problem – entrenched disadvantage among families – and develop a comprehensive evidence base of the causes and structure of entrenched disadvantage in WA. The project seeks to answer the questions – “What stops people moving out of poverty? What do we need to do differently to provide families in need? Where is the system failing them?”

CSI UWA is taking one of the lead research role in the project. Professor Paul Flatau from CSI UWA said the researchers would compile qualitative and quantitative data collected over at least three years to understand and build an evidence base of the lived experiences of families who live in entrenched disadvantage.

“The research has the primary end goal of making a difference to the lives of WA families by supporting them to break free of entrenched disadvantage,” Professor Flatau.

CSI UWA will work in collaboration with UWA Social Policy Practice and Research Consortium, Anglicare WA, Ruah Community Services, Wanslea, Jacaranda, Centrecare, UnitingCare West, St. Vincent de Paul, and WACOSS on the project.

Media Contact

Nicola Hannigan - National Communications Manager, CSI - 0407 075 307

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