Blogger Sharnah likes living in a place where people look out for each other, but the down side is she feels her career options are pretty limited.
We are back to the West Coast for the fourth instalment from the young people involved in youth week 2015. Thanks again to the Rosebery Neighbourhood house for getting these great little powerpoint blogs to us!
18 year old Mikaela writes about the shortage of options for work, study and transport in Rosebery.
I had to leave my family and my friends behind so that I was able to get a job and support myself
This our second fantastic blog from a group of young people living on the West Coast.
What I would really love to have is public transport
This is the first in a series of slide shows which were prepared for youth week this year by some young people from Rosebery.
Kelsie kicks off with her thoughts about what it’s like to live, work and study in an area where her options are pretty limited.
Thanks to Jo from the Rosebery Neighbourhood House for organising these and sending them in to the Bottom Line Blog
I’m a 60 y/o grandmother who is facing bankruptcy after having spent 20 years sole-parenting.
My story begins with me, through poverty, having to represent myself in the Family Court. This awful experience dragged on for almost three years, leaving me with PTSD. It also caused me to drop out of university, lose relationship with two of my children and become welfare-dependent.
The Child Support Agency compounded my difficulties by allowing the fathers of my children to “play the system”, thus escaping their financial responsibilities. At one stage this resulted in me having to stretch $20 to cover the daily needs of myself and four children, three of whom were teenagers. When Vinnie’s was approached for a food voucher, I felt ashamed. My children suffered shame on a daily basis.
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