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2020 Welcome from CEO Clare Leaney

Welcome to 2020!

As we begin this next decade working with and on behalf of institutional abuse survivors, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on some of our successes and share some of our ideas for 2020 and into the future.

In late 2019 IGFF received a significant surge in funding provided by the Federal Government as a National Redress Scheme Support Service. Our team is to be congratulated for their enormous and often unrecognised hard work and dedication to assisting survivors on their recovery journeys.

This surge funding has meant that 2020 has opened with a huge leap forward in Foundation activity, with some amazing service delivery results up to 30th December 2019 that further support our calls for additional funding.

 

Service types provided over the past year at IGFF


A chart of the service types provided over the past year at IGFF, majority Advocacy/Support sessions under the Redress Scheme

Clients and support persons by disability statusPie chart of individual clients and support persons by disability status – 80.2% yes

 

Individual clients and support persons by age group

Individual clients and support persons by age group, with the majority 50+

 

The additional funding provided by DSS means that IGFF will be experiencing rapid expansion in the very short term. A key focus of this will be expanding our dedicated and hardworking team of frontline staff as we work to provide individual support and lobby for systemic change.

We will also have greater resourcing to respond in ever varied and more comprehensive ways to enquiries. While we continue to demand greater institutional accountability and more survivor centric processes there is also a genuine sense of excitement and possibility as we move forwards into this next phase at IGFF.

In 2020 IGFF will undertake some additional projects and systemic advocacy including:

  • Submissions to Government Inquiries
  • Education programs
  • Consultancies and Memorial Projects
  • A Public Awareness Campaign called “Everyday Courage”
  • Commence a research project
  • And build a more diverse partnership network

We’re encouraging you to invite friends, family and communities to subscribe to our newsletter and keep up to date with everything that’s happening!

Thank you for your support so far – we look forward to having you join us in our next steps!

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