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The VCOSS 2016-17 State Budget Submission is about putting people back in the picture when designing social systems and delivering support. It identifies overarching strategies for lasting social change, and specific proposals across a spectrum of social policy issues.
The VCOSS 2014-15 Annual Report shows how we are focused on amplifying the voices of people with lived experience of disadvantage and our members to find the solutions that help give everyone in Victoria the chance to overcome disadvantage and fulfil their potential.
This edition of Insight seeks to promote the opportunities that exist in our current accelerated climate of change, exploring methods of policy design, program delivery and reform that enable us to collaborate within and across sectors, and with our communities, for more effective change
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1 December 2015 – Today’s report released by the Productivity Commission: Housing Decisions of Older Australians shows the need for stronger security of tenure in the private rental market, and to expand social housing, says the Victorian Council of Social Service.
1 December 2015 – VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the government’s What’s important to YOUth? Discussion Paper and contribute to the development of a new whole-of-government youth policy. We commend the commitment to address gaps in support for young people experiencing disadvantage. […]
30 November 2015 – VCOSS is calling on the Victorian Government to take a new approach to solve entrenched disadvantage, and allow local communities to be partners in solving social problems through local leadership and collaboration.
27 November 2015 – Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education, health and community services and opportunities to participate in family and community life. VCOSS members report that many of the […]
27 November 2015 – The looming fire season poses an extra risk for lower income Victorians who are unable to afford adequate insurance to cover them in the face of catastrophic property loss.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog