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 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 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

Project Team

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

Critical Reference Group

Hadi Airawi, Local resident, Liverpool Government Area (LGA)
Ayman Alhaboub, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre & local resident LGA
Marlin Babakhan, SWS Health Promotion Service
Romal Baluchzada, Settlement Services International (SSI)
Shabnam Bhana, Liverpool City Council
John Buraho, Local resident LGA
Norma Burrows, Liverpool Council
Sera Cakacaka, Australia Fijian Community Integration
Peter Carroll,  SCRAP (School Communities Recycling All Paper)
Wafa Chafic, TAFE NSW
Darren Chan, Local resident LGA, youth worker
Anna-Marie Connor, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre
Iryna Druzenko, Navitas
Rebekah Elliot, Liverpool Council
Zulfia Erk, Ability Links SSI
Jane Flanagan, National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)
Ballina Gee, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre
Kelly-Anne Gee, WSROC (Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils)
Narcyz Ghinea, Local resident LGA
Rachel Haywood, Local resident LGA
Ibtissam Ibrahim, Ability Links, SSI
Jenny Jesson, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre
Guzal Jurad, Local resident LGA
Karamelli Manousso, Local resident LGA
Louay Mustafa, Lebanese Community Council
Professor Brikha Nasoraia, University of Sydney
Olivia Nguy, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre
Joe Nwkolo, Igbo Community Australia
Glen op den Brouw, City of Liverpool & District Historical Society
Patricia Pous, Ability Links SSI
Andrea Pritchard, STARTTS (Service for the treatment and rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)
Zaidoon Rassak, Ability Links SSI
Lucy Reggio, SNAPP (Special Needs Ability Program Providers)
Kaine Reinking, PCYC Liverpool
Judith Ridge, Liverpool City Council
Karress Rhodes, Liverpool Councillor
Shirjana Sangroula, Humanitarian Settlement Services SSI
Michael Selby, Liverpool Library
Mary Sheahan, NSW Refugee Health Service
Geoff Shelton, Liverpool Councillor
Jane Stratton, Think & Do Tank
Mike Thomas, South West Sydney Legal Centre
Nikki Tighe, Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre
Pamela Valentine, Genealogy Society, Local resident LGA
Signe Westerberg, Local resident LGA
Tracey Willow, Western Sydney Community Forum
Debbie Winardi, Mission Australia
Arkan Yousef, Local resident LGA

Supported by

The project is sponsored by the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre and the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), Western Sydney University.

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