Settling Strangers; Supporting Disability Needs

Project Objective

To map the sustainability of the City of Liverpool—economically, ecologically, politically and culturally—with particular reference to the quality of life (including services) for new, recent and longer-term arrivals, including people with disabilities.

Project Scope

Area:  The whole of the Local Government Area of Liverpool

Time period:  Emphasis on the present, but with the base-line statistics and description going back ten years to give a sense of social change.

Target groups:

  • New and recent arrivals to the City of Liverpool, including those with disabilities;
  • Longer-term residents in the City of Liverpool who have various experiences of settlement and receiving new arrivals, including those with disabilities. This will be across all areas of service-delivery support;
  • Service-delivery providers and local policy-makers in the City of Liverpool; and
  • Citizens of the City of Liverpool.

Project Team

Professor Paul James, Institute of Culture & Society, Western Sydney University (Co-convenor)
Dr Liam Magee, Institute of Culture & Society, Western Sydney University
Ms Jakki Mann,  (Project Manager)
Iman Partoredjo, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (Co-convenor)
Dr Karen Soldatic, Institute of Culture & Society, Western Sydney University
Ms Averil Straney, Ability Links
Ms Meredith Stuebe, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Critical Reference Group


Project Activities

  • Generate an ‘Urban Profile’ for the City of Liverpool
  • Go through a ‘Critical Issues Identification Process’
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders
  • Disseminate the Circles of Social Life questionnaire

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