Renna and Keira address the question; ‘Why don’t people get a job and work their way out of poverty?’ *Spoiler alert* It’s not that easy
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The Speaking from Experience series gives an insight into the experiences of people with lived experience of hardship or entrenched disadvantage.
Renna and Keira are both members of the Community Advisory Group of the 100 Families WA project. In this video they talk about the barriers they faced when accessing education and how learning has boosted their self-esteem, confidence, and capacity.
Are you looking for ways to share your lived experience of hardship? This resource helps people who are interested in seeking out opportunities to draw upon their lived experience of hardship to support and advocate for change. Click here to view the document.
In this fourth Speaking from Experience video, Renna and Keira speak about their experiences of this issue, including how it looked and felt for them and what could be done today to improve situations for others.
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In the third video in the Speaking from Experience series, Community Advisory Group members Keira and Renna talk about the reality of barriers and hurdles which compounded with a lack of opportunity expose the saying “if you have a go you will get a go” as a myth.
Their stories, along with 100 Families WA findings shared to date, offer a valuable insight into the experiences of people with lived experience of hardship or entrenched disadvantage.
As part of the Community Sector Recovery Series, WACOSS hosted 100 Families WA in a seminar that discussed the social impacts of COVID-19 on families in hardship. A short presentation on key findings was offered before three representatives from the 100 Families WA community service organization partners (Uniting, Merycare and Centrecare) provided presentations on their experiences of delivering services during the pandemic.
The launch of the 100 Families WA COVID-19 Findings was held at the State Library of Western Australia on Friday 21 August 2020.
The second part of the event was a panel discussion about the COVID-19 findings, between Renna Gayde and Jeanie Barbagiovani, two members of the 100 Families WA Community Advisory Group, who were joined by Tricia Murray AM, CEO of Wanslea Family Services, and Mark Glasson, CEO of Anglicare WA, two of the partner organisations in the project.
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