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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On 28 August 2015, Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke announced the Queensland Government’s support for the ‘Queensland NDIS non-government sector workforce strategy’ at a National Disability Services (NDS) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) briefing in Brisbane. The Queensland...
2015 QCOSS State Conference - Individuals building thriving communities 13 and 14 October 2015 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Visit the conference website to learn more about the conference. Register here to be part of this exciting two-day event DAY ONE – TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER This year...
Charities that receive an email regarding their financial information from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) are being advised not to dismiss it as a scam. The ACNC is contacting thousands of charities that have made significant errors in their financial reporting. The...
Advocacy for Inclusion has developed the world's first Supported Decision Making app . The App, specifically built for people with disabilities, is designed to assist people to make their own decisions and control their own lives. Everybody has the ability to make their own decisions, but some...
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During May to July 2015, QCOSS delivered a series of workshops that introduced participants to the Business Development Package, including the online Organisational Development Toolkit, developed as part of the Sector Readiness and Workforce Capacity Initiative. These free workshop were designed to...
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Throughout May, June and July 2015, the Human Services Quality Framework team in the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, in partnership with the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), delivered presentations to service providers around Queensland through 15 face-...
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Older Queenslanders will have greater opportunities to connect with their family and the community through technology, with the launch of a new state-wide program aiming to help seniors navigate the digital world. Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke and Science and Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch...
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PHN Country to Coast is establishing Community and Clinical Advisory Councils, to provide the PHN Board with locally relevant perspectives on health issues. Community Advisory Councils PHN Country to Coast will establish three Community Advisory Councils which are aligned with the Hospital and...
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Since the QCOSS Community Door website was established in 2008, over one million people have visited the site to find information, news and resources on the community sector. Thank you to everyone who entered the one million doors competition. We received some great feedback and were pleased to...

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