NSW community voices

NCOSS has listened to stories and experiences all over NSW, and we have formed our Election Platform based on what have we heard.

Between May and August 2018 we undertook a tour of regional consultations, listening to stories from over

Individuals working in the community with people experiencing poverty and disadvantage
Consultation sessions with social and community service organisations
Districts in NSW

We also gathered stories and experiences through surveys of over

People living below the poverty line
NCOSS members

Hearing from people with lived experience:

via online survey, we heard from people in metro, regional and rural NSW communities living below the poverty line. Respondents to our survey were diverse and included people with disability, older people, single and family households.

Consultations with regional communities:

a range of perspectives and experiences were shared during the 2018 NCOSS regional consultation series. We talked to people working in the health and community sectors about the key challenges and unique strengths of NSW communities.

The involvement of children and young people:

our members undertake conversations, interviews and research with children and young people in NSW in the design and delivery of their services. These perspectives complement our field work and guide our recommendations.

Being guided by experts within the sector:

brought together with our community engagement and our members’ research with children and young people, expert advisory panels have worked with the NCOSS team to develop this Election Platform.

Our recommendations have been presented to our members and the NCOSS Board and endorsed as key priorities for action.

Details about our methodology, information about the research undertaken by our members and a list of our expert advisory panels can be found in the Appendix.
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