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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.
Douglas Graham (far right), the Coordinator of the Woorabinda Indigenous Knowledge Centre, is working to develop an internet café at the centre to improve literacy, numeracy and digital skills of people in the community.
QCOSS will again be supporting regional Queensland families to help them learn about their electricity use and manage their bills through the Energy Savvy Families program.
QCOSS’ Senior Manager Policy, Advocacy and Capacity, Laura plays a leading role in our engagement projects.
QCOSS update about the Cashless Debit Card
QCOSS Board Member Profile - Nadia Currie
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.
The National COSS (Council of Social Service) Network and National Shelter are calling for action from Federal and State Governments to renew their partnership to fund essential housing in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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