At the heart of this project are the family participants. Their stories, knowledge and expertise through lived experience is the driving force behind the research. Over the course of the project, 100 Families WA will engage with over 400 families experiencing entrenched disadvantage. The aim is to work with these families as research partners so they can contribute powerful and compelling stories for effective change. Families will be involved at every stage of the process, including the design and development of strategies to overcome hardship.