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Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan and Dr Ann Carrington
Mareeba Community Housing Company (MCHC) commissioned James Cook University in
April 2019 to conduct research on the perceived need for crisis accommodation in Mareeba
and the Atherton Tablelands, and to investigate potential models of crisis accommodation
relevant to the unique community context. This research used a mixed methods approach of
participatory action research (PAR). This ensured that (a) the project was conducted within the
context of respectful relationships, and (b) ownership of the processes adopted were inclusive
of the participants rather than being imposed by the researcher. The research was conducted
over the period from May 2019 to February 2020, and this report presents the findings. Links to Power Point presentation here.