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about THE PROJECT

Focusing on partnership, participation, protection and power

WE BEGIN WITH A QUESTION, A CHALLENGE and A PROMISE.

 

The QUestion

 

Why are people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds relatively invisible in housing policy and strategy and what is the relationship between housing, migration and health?

THE CHALLENGE

 

Lack of secure housing can result from and lead to a range of health issues. Approximately 13% of people in Western Australia accessing homelessness services in 2016 were born overseas. There is a range of structural inequalities for those from CaLD backgrounds that make accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing challenging. 

THE PROMISE

 

Journey to Home, funded by Healthway, is an exploratory research project that aims to inform approaches to increase access to secure housing and improve mental health outcomes for people from CaLD backgrounds vulnerable for or experiencing homelessness and social isolation. Underpinned by co-design principles the project is working collaboratively to develop evidence supporting greater focus on the needs of people from CaLD backgrounds who experience housing stress.

GOVERNANCE

The project governance model is designed to integrate the research process with the translation of project findings for 'end-users'.

DESKTOP + DATA

The use of literature is pivotal in guiding the study protocol, aim and objectives of the research, the development of project instruments, during analysis and in developing recommendations.

STORYTELLING

Narratives are sought from target groups through in-depth interviews. As part of the exploration of the lived experiences of participants, journey mapping will be undertaken.

SENSEMAKING

Sensemaking workshops will be held with target groups to consolidate findings, develop recommendations for research policy and practice and possible prototype intervention(s).