Young people experiencing homelessness are amongst those most at risk of long term unemployment. It is the experiences of trauma, transience and disconnection from communities that severely hamper young people's ability to maintain firm connections with education or employment. This project focuses on designing for an Independent Future. It applies Human Centred Design approach to the challenges in employment for homeless young people. This includes 3 components:
Given that this project will focus on an iterative process, the specific service delivery to young people will need to remain flexible, leaving the detail of what the project will actually do in its eventual intervention stage open. The project will involve an initial 8 month Human Centred Research and Design process (the `Design Phase') before implementing a program that will seek to service at least 100 young people in the latter 16 months (the 'Implementation Phase').
Department of Employment
May 2017 – June 2019
Dr Christopher Kueh
Jethro Sercombe, Human-Centred Design Lead (Anglicare WA)
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