The St Vincent de Paul Society – known to many as Vinnies – assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society.
When Australia’s east coast was devastated by bushfires in the summer of 2019-20, Vinnies wanted to reach vulnerable communities, including people with disability and people experiencing poverty. Identifying the thousands in need required rapid and easily understandable data.
Nous supported Vinnies to undertake this data analysis with pro-bono consulting services as part of our Community Partnership Scheme.
Nous analysed data to understand how Vinnies could best reach vulnerable communities. We:
The interactive visuals, which Nous created in less than a day, supported Vinnies to explore demographics and make decisions. Vinnies was able to reach people at a time of great vulnerability and offer them support that met their needs.
The data is still being used Vinnies' work supporting communities as they recover and rebuild.