News

We are very excited to announce the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the QCOSS State Conference - Movement for change that was held in Brisbane in May.
As Homelessness Week 2018 draws to a close, QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service) is determined to keep the spotlight on the importance of having a place to call home. Housing is foundational for getting and keeping a job, a child’s education, quality health, and for strong family and community relationships. To make sure everyone in Queensland has a home QCOSS is asking all levels of government to choose to make this possible in its Housing Position Statement released today.
My Health Record is a centralised digital database housing your health information. The information can be accessed by you, selected healthcare providers and various other participants in the My Health Record system. From 16 July 2018, the My Health Record scheme will transition from being ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’, meaning unless an you choose not to participate in the scheme, a My Health Record account will automatically be created for you. The opt out period will close on 15 October 2018.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) has been funded by Department of Communities, Disability and Seniors to undertake a one year project to support people with disability with NDIS peer to peer advocacy.

Events

QCOSS Event: Changing Lives,... | HERVEY BAY | 23 Aug
What will it take to create communities where everyone contributes, matters, and belongs? This event will focus on what we have achieved and what more we can do together.
QCOSS Connect | 27 Aug
Wondering what QCOSS has been up to lately? Want more information about current issues that are affecting communities and the community service sector in Queensland? Keen to provide your feedback? Then come along to a QCOSS Connect event near you!
QCOSS Annual General Meeting | West End | 6 Nov
The QCOSS AGM will be held from 7:30 to 9:30am on Tuesday 6 November 2018

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