Building a Financially Resilient Community Where People Thrive
Today Good Shepherd is proud to join with nine other organisations across Northern Adelaide who have come together to launch a place-based FIAP. This plan contains practical actions that these organisations have committed to in order to enhance the financial resilience and financial wellbeing of their community.
Good Shepherd CEO Stella Avramopoulos said that enhancing financial inclusion and resilience was crucial to ensuring individuals, families, and community members across the region are safe, well, strong and connected.
“Northern Adelaide has undergone significant economic shift in the last ten years. The local communities in Playford and Salisbury have been struggling with high youth unemployment, low levels of educational outcomes and high rental stress combined with a greater concentration of low-income households in comparison to the rest of South Australia, which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic, “ said Ms Avramopoulos.
“It is great to see organisations working together to help create supports and services for people at risk of financial hardship. This work must be shared so we can reach our vision to build a financially resilient community in Northern Adelaide where people don’t just survive but thrive.”
The Northern Adelaide FIAP program has been funded by the Department of Human Services, Government of South Australia.
Department of Human Services, Chief Executive, Lois Boswell said that the core of the business at the Department of Human Services is making a difference so South Australians from all communities thrive.
“We are committed to building great relationships with our partners to achieve safe, empowered and connected communities. This is a great example of what can happen when we work together.”