100 Families WA lived experience advocate, Jeanie talks about the current cost of living and how it is impacting her and her family.
The West Australian looks at the impact the rising cost of fuel will have on those already struggling to make ends meet in this article (subscriber only access) ‘Petrol pain putting the poor back on the brink’.
This ABC Radio interview explores the fastest growing cohort of homelessness – older women. 100 Families WA Community Advisory Group member Wendy Morris outlines the impacts of housing insecurity and the ever growing numbers joining the peer support group she runs.
Despite Western Australia being home to some of the richest people in the country, nearly one in 10 people experience poverty. The final report from the 100 Families WA project shines a light on the entrenched disadvantage people face, and how to address it. Read more here.
phys.org, Friday 7 June 2019
Two-thirds of disadvantaged families struggle to feed their children a balanced meal because they can’t afford to, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.
The 100 Families WA study, which aims to understand disadvantage and poverty, found around 80 percent of disadvantaged households did not have stable access to food that met their nutritional requirements.
Read the full article here.
Pro Bono Australia, Friday 7 June 2019
More than 80 per cent of disadvantaged families in Perth cannot afford to buy healthy food for their children, new research shows.
The survey of 400 Perth families receiving support from a community services agency found 17 per cent of parents regularly went without food for an entire day because they didn’t have enough money, while 13 per cent of kids were forced to skip meals.
Read full article here.