Report - The Hard Road: National economic & social impact survey 2017

Report - The Hard Road: National economic & social impact survey 2017

31 May 2017

This report from the Salvation Army finds that food security, mental health, and financial difficulties are daily challenges for many of its clients.

This report has been published by the Salvation Army. It presents findings from its Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) - now in its sixth year.

This year’s survey found that a large proportion of individuals and families who accessed Salvation Army Emergency Relief support services experienced:

  • Housing issues including housing stress, homelessness and transience
  • Financial difficulties, managing on inadequate income and resulting from prolonged unemployment
  • Persistent hardship, financial pressure due to cost of living in Australia and multiple deprivations
  • Limited opportunities and exclusion for individuals and their families
  • Reduced participation and access, disconnectedness and inequity for children.

Download the report via the Salvation Army website.

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