The Family Centre project: low income families in control
The Brotherhood of St Laurence historic Family Centre project sought to empower families experiencing hardship to improve their circumstances.
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Professor Hayden Raysmith AM and Dr Michael Liffman worked on this 1970s project. In this Brotherhood Talk, they reflect on the contemporary relevance of its multi-faceted approach, along with David Tennant, CEO of FamilyCare, which now services Shepparton in regional Victoria.
Brotherhood Research and Policy Centre Director, Professor Shelley Mallet leads the discussion, which took place in October 2019, during Anti-Poverty Week. Toni Wren, Director of Anti-Poverty Week, opens with an overview of some of the latest research into community attitudes to poverty.