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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Queensland Government media release Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents of targeted areas within the Scenic Rim Regional Council area who have been directly affected by bushfires over recent days. Communities Minister Coralee O’Rourke said parts of the Scenic...
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Preston is a city and locality in the UK that has become an exemplar in developing new local strategies for economic and social regeneration famous. It is also one of the UK’s most economically deprived regions. Through radically reforming how its anchor institutions procure services and the active...
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Queensland Government media release Disaster assistance has been extended to help cover the costs of fighting the fires in the Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba regions. In addition, Personal Hardship Assistance grants are now available for fire-impacted residents in the Bundaberg region...
Collaboration for Impact has launched Platform C, a first-of-its-kind online resource designed to enable people to tackle complex challenges and create large-scale impact through collaboration around social issues like poverty, childhood vulnerability, domestic violence, homelessness and...
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Queensland Government media release Families and communities across the state’s 33 fully drought-declared and four partially drought-declared local government areas will be supported with a grant funding package being delivered by the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders can now apply for a share in $250,000 towards National Reconciliation Week 2020 celebrations as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s biggest round of reconciliation grants. Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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The Inclusive Communities and You! event will showcase some of the proactive and innovative ways people in our community are pushing for a more inclusive community. The event, organised by Carers Queensland, is part of Social Inclusion Week (23 November to 1 December 2019). Attendees at the event...
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Relationships Australia Queensland, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland and Australian National University, is trialling a group program that aims to increase social connections among older people living in the community. This program, called Groups for Health and...
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Queensland Government media release African Festival Townsville, Brisbane’s Luminous Lantern Parade, the Burdekin Cultural Fair, the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival and the Mareeba Multicultural Festival are some of the 165 multicultural celebrations in 2020 that will share in more than $...
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Queensland Government media release Applications are now open for a share in $150,000 in grants for community organisations to host events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2020. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said grants of up to $5,...

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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...
The Financial Counsellors' Association of Queensland is the peak professional body representing the membership of 74 Financial Counsellors throughout inner city, suburban and regional Queensland. The FCAQ is also a not for profit organisation whose members provide a fee and accessible financial...
QCOSS has held a number of webinars on various topics related to the Cost of Living. You can watch a recording of the webinars or download a copy of the presentations. Energy literacy webinar This webinar covers everything you need to know about energy bills including how to read a bill, what the...
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...
The Legal Health Check is a collaboration between the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) and the National Association of Community Legal Centres Inc. The Legal Health Check provides a number of resources and tools to help organisations identify their clients' legal needs and...
In the first reading of the 2015 Queensland Budget Speech on 14 July 2015, Treasurer Pitt announced that the Queensland Government will pilot 3 social benefit bonds aimed at sourcing funds from the private sector to finance the achievement of quantifiable social outcomes in the community. The pilot...
An inaugural benchmarking survey draws together insights from over 100 survey respondents on topics such as governance, strategy, fundraising, risk management and the use of volunteer and professional resources. The survey results highlight that many not-for-profit organisations rely heavily on...
The presentations below are from the QCOSS State Conference on 17 October 2014.
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has produced the Planned Support Guide: an approach to case management for people working in a wide range of community services. If you are a front line worker, supervisor or manager this guide is for you. The guide assists in the development of a...
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Author: 
Dr Eleanor Glenn, Common Cause

Australia reMADE is an independent alliance of engaged people and community leaders from all walks of life, working to name, plan and act on the Australia of our dreams. We started as a group of civil society leaders...

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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer

In Australia more than three million people, or 13 per cent of the population, are living below the poverty line of $433 a week (ACOSS). Many of the people affected are living in deep poverty - an average of $135 a...

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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: 
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...

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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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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

Did you know as many as one in five Queenslanders has a disability? Every day, some face barriers to participating in their own community.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a more inclusive Queensland, whether as an individual, through business or as a member of a community group....

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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

Because of Her, We Can! – is the theme for NAIDOC Week 2018, which will be held nationally between 8 and 15 July.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played, and continue to play, active and significant roles at community, local, state and national levels.

Sadly,...

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