Families and Communities

Report Youth renewal workshops 2015 - raw data from all locations
Published: Apr 2015
Since the beginning of the year QCOSS has been hosting workshops for youth providers involved in the current round of renewal. To date we have compiled all the raw data collected which provides an insightful picture.
Community services renewal
Published: Jun 2013
QCOSS is playing a role in the recommissioning across the social inclusion areas – homelessness, domestic and family violence, sexual health, women’s health, youth and youth homelessness.
Policy Paper Young People
Published: Nov 2009
QCOSS' 2009 policy position paper outlining the key issues facing young Queenslanders and our recommended actions and reforms.
Policy Paper Violence Prevention
Published: Nov 2009
This policy paper outlines QCOSS' policy position in relation to the prevention of violence and explores the effects that domestic and family violence has on Queensland as a whole and in particular those suffering poverty and disadvantage. It concludes by making recommendations for addressing the problem.
Policy Paper Responsible Gambling
Published: Nov 2009
QCOSS policy position paper regarding gambling in Queensland outlining the implications of problem gambling for disadvantaged Queenslanders and our recommendations for action and reform.
Policy Paper People with Disability
Published: Nov 2009
This policy paper outlines the issues, challenges, systemic disadvantage and barriers to opportunity faced by Queenslanders living with a disability. It outlines QCOSS' policy position in relation to these issues and our recommendations for addressing them.
Policy Paper Ageing
Published: Nov 2009
This policy paper outlines the key issues faced by Queensland's aged and outlines QCOSS' recommended responses from Governments including providing adequate income support, concessions and support services which are responsive to the needs of the aged.
Report Queensland Neighbourhood Centres - Community consultation results paper
Published: Feb 2018
To inform the Investment Management Strategy process for Neighbourhood Centres in Queensland, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and Queensland Families and Communities Association (QFCA) facilitated five consultation forums across the state – in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Cairns, and one teleconference session. 82 per cent of the 122 funded neighbourhood centres in Queensland engaged in the consultation and participation was proportionately well distributed in terms of number of funded sites, regions and localities.