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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

Being young should allow you a certain freedom to freely explore and embrace a newfound independence as you look toward that future. Unfortunately, as rosy this outlook may be, Queensland has a number of issues affecting youth.

According to a Queensland Government youth...

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Author: 
Louise Mullins, QCOSS

Queensland, like the rest of the country and world, has a gender imbalance which impacts the entire community.

Women’s financial disadvantage and economic insecurity have far-reaching effects that can span generations. As women continue to be the primary carers of children, it is...

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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

A brilliant project idea can quickly fall flat if your funding application isn't up to scratch. It's crucial to give yourself the best possible base to build from and take your time to develop a well-constructed tender.

Here are some tips for developing a solid proposal....

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Author: 
Angela Massey, QCOSS

For many Queensland households, the first electricity bill of the year can come as a shock.

Electricity bills are often higher over summer as many of us use air conditioning in the hotter weather, have family and friends staying over, and children are home from school over the holidays....

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Author: 
Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Are you looking to build on your existing skills or finesse your knowledge in aspects of the community services sector during the new year?

Community Door's eTraining suite offers a number of free courses you can complete at your own...

Author: 
Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Are you looking for suggestions for easy and inexpensive ways to enjoy the New Year break? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite free things to do around the state, great causes to support, books to read and where to find a helping hand if you need it.

Free things to do...

Author: 
Rose McGrath and Fiona Hawthorne, QCOSS

With the end of the year fast approaching it can be hard to escape all the enticements to spend big over the festive season, but for many Queenslanders this time of year can bring extra financial stress.

We’ve put together some tips to help those who may be struggling with budget...

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Author: 
Simone Hockins, Queensland Council of Social Service

Last year Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and Queensland Families and Communities Association (QFCA) consulted with neighbourhood and community centres across Queensland.

The report, which was the largest community consultation of its kind in Queensland, found three key...

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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

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...

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