This year Anti-Poverty Week ran from the 12 to 18 October with UnitingCare West getting involved and supporting the cause. Poverty currently affects over one million Australians, with one billion people worldwide living in desperately poor conditions.
Anti-Poverty Week had two main aims; firstly to strengthen public understanding around the causes and consequences of poverty along with the hardships that those living in poverty experience both in Australia and around the world. Secondly, the week aimed to encourage research, discussion and action towards addressing these problems by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
To get involved UnitingCare West hosted a stall at the ‘Opportunity through Education and Training’ conference held at Central TAFE on 15 October. The stall worked to raise awareness around reducing poverty and hardships within our community. The conference included a speech by Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Training & Workforce Development along with several other speakers and concluded with a BBQ Sausage Sizzle.
To read more about Anti-Poverty Week click here.
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