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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Carers Link is holding a free seminar to present information on home care packages within the aged care system. Join them to hear about: Home Care packages How to access services Find out about a new memory support program Event details Where : Thornlands Dance Palais Hall, 87 Cleveland Redland Bay...
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The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. QNADA supports member agencies to deliver high quality services to individuals, families and communities affected by...
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Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian mutliculturalism based on the successful integration of migrants in our community. The day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians regardless of cultural or linguistic background. It is held on 21 March. The day coincides with...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders working in the homelessness sector now have greater job security after the Palaszczuk Government today announced it would lock in five-year funding contracts for specialist service providers. Speaking at the launch of the Queensland edition of...
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Neighbour Day is celebrated on 25 March 2018 with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. The aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because...
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MDA (Multicultural Development Australia) and DiverseWerks are delivering an NDIS Sector Development - Provider Readiness (CALD) project funded by the Department of Social Services and supported by the Queensland Government. The project aims to increase sectoral understanding of people with...
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Queensland Government media release People experiencing domestic and family violence in Mossman/Port Douglas, Cairns and Mareeba can look forward to more support with more than $5m over five years for new services. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said the...
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Dovetail has used the material in it's good practice guide Working with families and significant others to develop an online self-paced training package designed to improve family responsive practice for workers who are engaging with young people. The package includes information on approaches to...
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The Queensland Age-friendly Report Card 2016-17 has been released which highlights some of the key deliverables from the Queensland: an age-friendly community action plan 2016-17. The highlights include: The launch of the Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program 200,000...
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Organisations are continuing to campaign to the Queensland Government to develop a Queensland human rights act. High-profile organisations such as the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), Micah Projects, the Mamre Association, and many more, are calling for a human rights act. At the 2016...

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Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

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Author: 
Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Pro Bono Australia founder, Karen Mahlab has delivered her top 10 trends for the social sector in 2014.

Karen's predictions include:

  • The future of reform
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Megan Smith, Homelessness Planning and Coordination Officer for Central Queensland, Queensland Council of Social Service

In light of recent severe weather events, discussions on the impact on people experiencing poverty and disadvantage and the wider sector that supports them is emerging. As a non-scientist Social Worker I will leave the debate surrounding climate change and have written this Blog on the...

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Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

This blog is managed by the Queensland Council of Social Service as a part of the Community Door project, which is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

At this blog we...

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