You might remember that the Victorian Council of Social Services has been conducting round-table consultations and surveys in order to get feedback from the community sector about workforce issues or you might have even contributed in some way. These discussions have culminated in the 10 Year Community Services Industry Plan or you can go to the […]
Delivering a good life for all Victorians, regardless of their background or individual circumstances, must be on the agenda for the 2018 State Election, and beyond. Held ‘under the spire’ at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, the VCOSS Summit will bring together leaders, strategic thinkers and workers in the community sector, government, business, and the […]
The Centre for Non-Violence is hosting a celebration of the ‘Solving the Jigsaw’ program on Friday 23rd February at the Footscray Arts Centre. For more details see the email invitation from CNV.
The Council to Homeless Persons have released a statement outlining their response to the State Government’s new ‘Rough Sleeping Action Plan’. The response from CHP is positive and you can read their full announcement here.
Practitioners are being asked to have their say and provide much-needed data about current attitudes and information sharing practices. As part of its commitment to ensuring the information sharing scheme is benefitting the safety of victim survivors, Family Safety Victoria has engaged Monash University to complete a two-year independent review of the scheme. The university’s Gender […]
The National Survey offers children and young people with a care experience the opportunity to share with CREATE, their experiences living in the care system. It has now been five years since CREATE’s Report Card ‘Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people‘ (McDowall, 2013). This report has been fundamental in […]
VCOSS hosted four regional consultations in Bendigo, Traralgon, Benalla and Werribee in October and will also hold a further Industry Planning event in early 2018. Details of this will be made available later this year. If you missed out on attending a consultation please read the discussion paper and consider providing feedback through an email […]
The Community Sector Showcase will be held at the Ulumbarra Theatre on Wednesday 15th November. There will be an exhibitor showcase, panel, guest speaker- Gill Hicks and more.
To support safe work practices in our regional areas, it’s recommended that you keep up to date with news about news relating to bushfires and hot weather. The VicEmergency website has expanded to include advice and warnings about fires, floods, storms, thunderstorm asthma and extreme heat. You can subscribe and create a profile to be informed […]
The Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are hosting consultations around Victoria to gain feedback for planning future development of the community services sector. The only consultation being conducted in the Loddon Mallee region will be at Bendigo on 6th October at the Capital Theatre from 10am-3pm. To find […]