One in five young people are disengaged from full-time school or work. They are at risk of social isolation, community disconnection and mental health problems. We know the problem, but we do not know how to address it.
This project is building new evidence about the economic dimensions of domestic and family violence, including women’s economic circumstances and financial needs following experience of violence, and the impact of income support, employment services, and financial support systems in building women’s economic security following violence.
This research aimed to develop a contemporary understanding of workforce models and issues in the NSW community services sector. Survey data was collected in February 2017 from leaders of 398 community service organisations operating in NSW.
A short consultancy for the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet. It involved examining the evidence for interventions and strategies to support complex (multi-problem) families and break the cycle of disadvantage.
Drawing on the life stories of disadvantaged young people, this project aims to provide new evidence on the way they understand, approach, and use formal and informal resources in the context of changing circumstances and biographical trajectories over time.
The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is a unique person-centred program, provided by Life Without Barriers (LWB), which aims to achieve successful transition to independent, supported living or to birth family for vulnerable and at-risk young people.
The Australian Government Department of Communications commissioned the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, the University of South Australia, the University of Western Sydney, the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre to research youth expos
Research project exploring the high rate of youth unemployment in Australia (particularly in low socio-economic communities) and specifically looking at transition from school to work or further education.