Ten20 Foundation aims to address the issue of sustained and entrenched disadvantages faced by some communities in NSW, and the resulting impact this has on long term outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. Through collective impact initiatives, the Ten20 Foundation identifies existing and future economic growth opportunities to improve health and wellbeing in those communities.
Ten20 Foundation and a number of other stakeholders were working together to explore a new model of social change, called collective impact, to address the issue of sustained and entrenched disadvantage faced by some communities in NSW, and the resulting impact this has on long term outcomes for vulnerable children. Despite considerable investment into social services, outcomes for vulnerable children and families have not improved, and were well below national averages on key indicators of child and family health and wellbeing.
Key to well-being of children and families is the availability of long-term family sustaining employment. Students conducted a robust analysis of the economic viability of Mt Druitt in outer western Sydney by identifying existing and future economic growth opportunities through large infrastructure projects and pathways for young adults to enter the local workforce through job and work readiness programs. This briefing paper also included an analysis of access to employment via current public transport routes and the availability of childcare.