”Australia – not a great country for everyone, everywhere, all the time.”
We don’t like to think of our country in those terms – but the sad thing is, today it is reality. And we need your help turn this around. Just consider these facts:
- 1 in 4 young people are not fully prepared for school
- One third of all school-leavers aged 15-19 aren’t in further education or employment.
- 1 in 4 young Australians aged 16–24 years have a mental health disorder while just under a quarter of young people with a mental disorder access mental health services
- 34,000 young people in Australia are homeless
For some, even the most basic needs in life – education, income, health, a good place to live, a sense of belonging, safety – are well out of reach.
We commissioned a research report with the Centre for Social Impact, called the Common Cause Report. It identified the areas of key social need – Education, Health and Income – across the most disadvantaged geographical areas. United Way Australia is keenly aware of these issues and we know that by tackling any one, we’ll ultimately address the others because they are interlinked. It’s why we have developed a Community Impact strategy – our strategy for answering social need.
All of our strategies are supported by rigorous Logical Framework and we are committed to and hold ourselves accountable for the outcomes achieved.