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Victoria’s community sector is a significant contributor to the state’s economy and society, as outlined in two new Victorian Council of Social Service reports.
Working closely with people in the community is one of the best ways to design services and programs that will help them overcome the forms of disadvantage they face, a new VCOSS paper says.
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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
RMIT University and VCOSS are proud to present the RMIT/VCOSS Partnership, aiming to further enhance the research capability of Victoria’s community service sector.
1 October 2015 – This week the State Coroner, Judge Ian Gray, handed down his findings from the inquest into the tragic death of 11-year-old Luke Batty. Luke was killed by his father, Greg Anderson, at cricket practice in Tyabb, east of Melbourne, in […]
30 September 2015 – One in five adults in Australia do not have general insurance cover for their contents, car or home. This lack of cover places people living on low incomes in a precarious financial position where even minor mishaps affecting key assets, like cars and fridges, can result in significant financial hardship.
29 September 2015 – Poor mental health is affected by, and contributes to poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion. Responsibility for laying the foundations for good mental health and supporting people with mental illness lies with many different systems that need to work together so […]
28 September 2015 – Access to and success in education is critical in eliminating disadvantage and giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential. All children and young people, including those with disabilities, have a right to quality education. Yet too many […]
27 September 2015 – Too many Victorian school students with disability and additional health and development needs are being left out by a support system that is too rigid and narrowly focused, says the Victorian Council of Social Service. “The combination of disability, additional […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog