Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, NDRI collaboration on homelessness research

November 2021

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is collaborating with Wungening Aboriginal Corporation on a new project to inform culturally responsive policy and service delivery for Aboriginal people affected by homelessness in Perth, especially in the context of COVID-19 or other crises.

The 18 month collaboration is supported by Lotterywest. Simone McGurk, WA Minister for Child Protection, Women’s Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services, presented Wungening with the Lotterywest grant recently.

“This is a great opportunity for our homeless Aboriginal population to have ownership of a project that recognises, values and honours their unique needs and voices,” NDRI Needs of Aboriginal Australians Program Leader Jocelyn Jones said.

Wungening CEO Daniel Morrison added: “We are delighted to have the support of Lotterywest and to be collaborating with NDRI on this community-led project which stands to change the landscape for Aboriginal people who experience homelessness.”