The Queensland social service sector incorporates a range of service delivery, community development, social justice, and advocacy organisations operating across a range of areas, including but not limited to: health, housing, employment, disability, aged care, services for children and young people, Indigenous affairs and multicultural affairs. Inclusion in the sector is less about the specific service being provided and more about commitment to a shared vision and a set of values. Organisations which are not-for-profit, community based and have a shared vision and central values are considered to be part of the social service sector.

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families and people with a disability, are supported by government and non-government providers of community services.

This section contains details on the social service sector in Queensland, including reform processes, networks, research and reports.

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Queenslanders looking to make a difference in people’s lives are being urged to put their hand up for a slice of a $2.5 million fund before the 10 May deadline. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said that in the first round of funding, the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First...
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Queensland Government media release Community and non-government organisations are encouraged to apply for a share in $150,000 to promote the abilities of all Queenslanders during Disability Action Week and International Day of People with Disability. Launching the 2017 Disability Community Events...
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Foster and Kinship Carer Week will be held from 24 to 30 April 2017. It will be a celebration of the dedication and commitment of Queensland's foster and kinship carers who provide children and young people with a safe, loving and stable home. There are currently more than 5,300 carer families in...
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Community based organisations and interested stakeholders are invited to join consultation workshops across Queensland on community disaster recovery. Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) has been funded to deliver a series of resources to promote and encourage the inclusion of community...
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Queensland Government media release Gold Coasters can steer clear of dodgy payday lenders with the official opening of Queensland’s first Good Money store at Southport, last week. Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman said the state’s first Good Money store was a lifeline for cash-strapped...
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Queensland Health will be updating progress on implementing the Government response to the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry report by hosting several Youth Mental Health Forums, throughout May 2017. At the forums you can: Be updated on the implementation of the Government response to...
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Queensland Government media release Sexual assault victims in Townsville will continue to have access to 24/7 support, with a funding boost for the North Queensland Combined Women’s Services, known as the Women’s Centre. The Women’s Centre will receive $340,000 per year for the next two years, so...
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Aracy, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, is holding a Resilence in Children consultation session for professionals who work with children and their families, in Queensland. Building resilience in children helps them cope and even thrive when life presents them with challenges...
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The Queensland Government is offering support to not-for-profit organisations affected by Cyclone Debbie. Organisations affected may be eligible for loans or grants assistance to help with recovery efforts. Natural Disaster Assistance A low interest loan and grant package of up to $105,000 is...
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The Queensland Multicultural Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community. It is time to nominate an individual or organisation that does outstanding work or volunteering in Queensland. In 2017 the...

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