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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In conjunction with the Queensland community service peaks, QCOSS will present What will a Human Rights Act for Queensland mean for your organisation? Hon Yvette D'Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice has been invited to present the keynote address. A panel session will follow during...
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If you're involved in improving the lives of people and places, and you recognise that more can be achieved together than alone, then book your ticket for ChangeFest 2018, in Logan from 20-22 November. At ChangeFest you will learn, plan, relate, collaborate and progress your community's agenda for...
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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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Peakcare has released a video from it's joint workshop with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women on the minimum qualifications standards for residential care workers. The video delivers a synopsis of what transpired on the day, 14 September 2018, and provides answers to some of the...
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Human Rights are standards that allow people to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice and peace. QCOSS is teaming up with the campaign for A Human Rights Act for Queensland to offer an event discussing where our Human Rights Act is, what it might contain, how it will be of benefit and how...
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Applications for the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants 2019 will close on 26 October 2018. One-off funding of up to $5,000 is available to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019 that aim to...
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Transition to Independence month (November) focuses on helping young people in care make the journey to independence and achieve positive life outcomes. Each year more than 500 young people leave the Queensland child protection system to live independently. Help and support for these young people...
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Women's Infolink is a free service that provides Queensland women and girls with resources, information and links to local support, services and organisations across the state. Women's Infolink telephone service is staffed by women who provide confidential support and referral options...
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The Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) is holding an information session to provide participants with an understanding of its services including information about programs, referral pathways and client groups. Anyone who is supporting someone with a refugee...
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Back for the fourth year, Social Enterprise Network Logan's forum is the premiere showcase for Social Enterprise, Business for Purpose, Not-For-Profit, Social Innovators and Cause Driven Traders in Logan and surrounding areas. This year is set to be the biggest yet, with keynote speakers including...

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Author: 
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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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...

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