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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Seniors in the Wide Bay are being given a helping hand with $430,165 allocated to the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre to support local seniors across the region. Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the funding is allocated to support people aged over 60 years and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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Epilepsy Queensland has developed a resource for service providers and local area coordinators who are supporting people with epilepsy to assist in preparing people with disability, their carers and families for the NDIS. It believes that all people with epilepsy should, at a minimum, have the...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland families seeking emergency shelter will receive a warm welcome thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said UnitingCare Community (UCC) had been awarded $229,000 in...
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The theme for Disability Action Week (10 to 16 September) is Everybody Has a Role to Play, encouraging everyday Queenslanders to create a more welcoming state for people with disability. Why not show your support for an all abilities Queensland by attending a Disability Action Week event in your...
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Queensland Government media release Young people moving from supported lodgings into long-term accommodation in Brisbane are to be given white goods and furniture set-up packages thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de...
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The Queensland Family and Child Commission has released an online training module for professionals and the public to understand what should do if they suspect a child is being harmed. The QFCC has worked with peak bodies, government and non-government organisations under the Strengthening our...
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Queensland Government media release Reforms underpinned by reviews of the Child Safety, Foster Care and Blue Card systems will see Queensland lead the nation in keeping children safe. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman and Attorney General Yvette D’Ath today...
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Up to 2,300 households in Cairns and Rockhampton will be given the opportunity to take part in a solar on public housing trial and save money on their electricity bill. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the first invitations to participate in the voluntary trial will be sent out in the...
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The Honorable Coralee O'Rourke MP and the Queensland NDIS Transition Advisory Group will be holding industry briefings across Queensland to explore what we have learnt from year one of the NDIS transition and the potential implications for business as Queensland progresses to the full scheme. The...
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A free community Workability Expo in Brisbane will showcare employment, training and career options for people with a disability. The event at Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside, will connect people with educators, employment services, service providers and community organisations. Event...

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