Enabling Resilience (PI: Professor Jane Gray)

The 'Enabling Resilience' project is examining the experiences and resilience practices of low-income families receiving Family Income Supplement (FIS) and other in-work supports using a mixed method biographical approach.  The project aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the extent to which FIS and other in-work supports promote resilience amongst low-income families; to compare the lived experience of low-income families receiving FIS with those of other families experiencing adversity; and to identify additional resources and supports that may be required to promote families' capacities for resilience over time.

Enabling Resilience is funded by the Irish Research Council in collaboration with the Department of Social Protection under the Research for Policy and Society Programme, 2015.