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 […]
Please see the fact sheet for further information about this funding opportunity.
Celebrating the achievements of workers in the homelessness sector who support people in a range of specialist and generalist roles and organised by peak body, Council to Homeless Persons, the nominations are open now and the awards will be presented at CHP’s September conference. For further information visit the CHP webpage to see nomination categories […]
Our peak homelessness agency, Council to Homeless Persons have published a detailed, yet easy to read, analysis of what the recent State budget contains for the sector. See their Sector Bulletin for details.
If you haven’t already done so, please take this opportunity to add your voice to this campaign. So far- Nearly 50 organisations have signed on in support. Over 2,500 people have signed our petition. Nearly 100 emails have been sent using the ‘contact your local MP’ tool. All our supporter organisations have been asked to write […]
Launch Housing announced the development of an Australian Homelessness Monitor, based on a research project in the United Kingdom. The developers have already been in contact with state-wide networks in Victoria and will then be following up with staff from Loddon Mallee homelessness and housing programs to begin set up of this project. For more information go […]
The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into Human Services as outlined in the statement below, from the terms of reference document. ‘While governments have made progress in introducing competition, contestability and user choice to human services provision, the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services within the sector varies significantly between jurisdictions. Service […]