A strong and sustainable Community Services Sector is crucial for providing effective and inclusive human services. Queensland's Community Services Sector supports communities in building skills, finding solutions and promoting social justice. The Sector also plays a vital advocacy role to remedy disadvantage in our society.

Community services have consistently demonstrated enormous benefits to Queenslanders, including enhanced responsiveness, cost effectiveness, flexibility and innovation.

The sector covers a broad range of focus areas in order to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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The Ask Izzy Platform is a data tool that provides insights into the supply and demand of services such as housing, food, health and more across Australia. Using location-based data from Ask Izzy and other Infoxchange sources, as well as data sets from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare...
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Is your organisation required to complete assessment under the Human Services Quality Framework? Have you accessed the resources, including policy templates, on the Community Door website ? Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) , which provides support to community service organisations to...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is further strengthening Queensland’s blue card system with eight more disqualifying offences and the introduction of a new Bill legislating the ‘No Card, No Start’ scheme. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the Palaszczuk Government...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is set to boost it's investment in reducing social isolation, providing one-off funding of $100,000 for an initiative in a south-east Queensland community centre. Acting Minister for Communities Shannon Fentiman last week (7 November)...
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Queensland Government media release Seventy-three neighbourhood centres across Queensland will share in more than $600,000 under the Palaszczuk Government’s Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program. Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke today (24 October) announced the successful...
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The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 150 federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify...
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Brisbane City Council supports community, social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations by providing access to free professional advice to assist with their growth and sustainability. It established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance in 2013 to provide pro bono high-level...
The Ask Izzy Data Platform is a data tool that provides insights into the supply and demand of services across Australia such as housing, food, health and more. Designed as a one-stop data shop for the community and social services sector the platform aims to provide organisations with information...
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The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has announced the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the...
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The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia's volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
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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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