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Kelly Sciacca is the Area Manager, North Brisbane 2 with Mission Australia in Spring Hill.
In the last edition of ‘Focal point’ we published an article about the amalgamation of Youth Emergency Services (YES) and Carina Youth Agency (CYA) with Brisbane Youth Service (BYS). This article contained incorrect contact details. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Information about the amalgamation is below.
QCOSS has just completed the first of two rounds of workshops in Mitchelton (Brisbane North), South Brisbane (Brisbane South), and Inala (Brisbane South West) engaging with services providers to establish Local Level Alliances in preparation for the roll out of Child and Family Connect funding (formerly Community Based Intake and Referral).
If you, or any of your clients are affected by power outages following Tropical Cyclone (TC) Marcia, you can find up to date information about the restoration process on Ergon Energy's website on the outages and disruptions page.


QCOSS event - Energy Literacy... | 25 Feb
Do you assist clients struggling with energy bills and want to learn more about how you can help them, what assistance is available, and how future reforms may impact your clients? If you are a frontline worker for a community organisation who assists clients with energy related information, advice or referrals – for example financial counsellors, housing support workers, emergency relief, NILS providers - this workshop will assist you get the best outcomes for your clients.
Renewal of Youth Services... | VARIOUS LOCATIONS | 25 Feb
The workshop will provide a chance to explore new ways of working with and for young people in your region. The focus will be on: - Engaging with young people to appreciate their experiences and insights in their community and with local services, - Collaborating with government and sector colleagues to identify new opportunities to work together, and - Innovating to design services that respond to the specific needs of young people in your region
Legal help - who needs it? | BRISBANE | 25 Mar
Legal help - who needs it? Connecting your clients to the right services. Information forum showcasing how support workers can use the new national Legal Health Check tool to diagnose their clients' legal issues and support them to access legal help.

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