The Collective NSW - Our Stories
It’s About People – The Collective NSW Projects
Fostering Change – TrueQuest
Former state-ward, Vanessa Travis, plans to run drama-based courses to help youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system and into the workplace. Read or View her story.
A Carer’s Wish
Mother of three children, two with a disability, Vanita Connery is working with The Collective NSW and health and disability services providers to establish a centre in Northern Sydney for people with a disability who have high medical needs – a facility for people like her son Jordan. Read or View her story.
Fighting Chance is a social enterprise enabling people with a disability the opportunity to enter meaningful employment. It was established by brother and sister team Jordan and Laura O’Reilly in honour of their late brother Shane. View their story.
Brooklyn Cave Dwellers – Hornsby Shire
A research project by Macquarie University and Hornsby Shire to better understand the homeless people living in the caves at Brooklyn, north of Sydney, is underway. This work is aimed at ultimately transitioning these people to alternative, safe, stable homes. Read their story