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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Minister Shannon Fentiman has released this statement on funding contracts The Palaszczuk Government is committed to working in genuine partnership with community based organisations delivering services to Queensland families. Already we have created more than 220 additional jobs in the community...
The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity program of Carers Queensland delivers training and awareness on CALD specific issues to service providers to become more culturally aware employees. Working with people with disability and their carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (...
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Queensland Government media release Local community groups are set for a welcome cash boost, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 Community Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said ahead of Stage 2 taking its first passengers in 2018, the...
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The Queensland Government Office for Youth is calling for applications for the Queensland Youth Reference Group (QYRG). The QYRG will comprise eight young people who represent the diversity of Queensland’s youth and four sector representatives that have expertise in the issues that impact young...
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The NDIS Essential Briefing, one-day conference, is back and registrations are now open for 2017. A key focus of this year’s NDIS Essential Briefing series will be next steps to get the Scheme on track. NDS will present you with our plan for the way forward to ensure a strong and sustainable...
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Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within...
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The Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University has released an animation presenting the findings of the study Safe and Sound: the Safety of Young People in Residential Care. The study builds on the Children’s Safety Study and explored the experiences of young people...
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Community groups and NGOs across Queensland can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to hold an event to mark Disability Action Week ( Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th September) or International Day of People with Disability (3rd December). A total of $150,000 is available for events to promote the...
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Queensland Government media release Townsville’s newest $1.3 million disability housing project will officially opening its doors today, allowing four local people with disability the choice to live in their community, instead of in health and aged care facilities. Disability Services Minister...
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Queensland Government media release Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan has announced additional disaster assistance for small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by severe weather and flooding from Tropical...

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