By Amy Lawton and Laura Butler, Social Research and Information Officers, WESTIR Ltd


In 2021, WESTIR Ltd conducted an extensive research project exploring the role of community and not-for-profit legal services covering Greater Western Sydney in supporting victim-survivors of institutional child sexual abuse (the full research reports are accessible here). 

This research has implications for services that seek to provide trauma informed support to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

An overview of relevant findings from this research project was featured in the October 2021 issue of Parity Magazine, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons.

Please click below to access the article.

'Recognising the Abuse and Trauma Histories of Clients in Early Intervention Homeless Initiatives — Insights from Greater Western Sydney and Beyond'