Jacques speaks with Denise Budge who shares her insights from her past 37 years in the community sector, most recently with Knox Infolink.
Denise talks about the issues affecting communities and people, and how the community sector is struggling to address the escalating need. Systemic factors behind this need include the lack of affordable housing, and Centrelink payments that are way below the poverty line.
Meanwhile, agencies like Knox Infolink that are 'picking up the pieces' are often highly dependent on volunteers, and this is becoming unsustainable.
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet