We are there when Queenslanders are in need. We provide services to people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health issues. We support children, people with disability and older people. We provide connection and community.
Like 2020, 2021 was a year characterised by challenges and change for the community services sector. After listening to workers and volunteers at engagement workshops in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, and Cairns and through a survey, we have provided an overview of the emerging challenges the sector is facing.
Listening to the community services sector is a privilege. Our sector is made up of people who go the extra distance to make a difference, who change lives and believe that through our collective efforts, we can tackle disadvantage.