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Community resilience needs building long before an emergency event

VCOSS Submission to Emergency Management Victoria’s Resilient Recovery Discussion Paper3 May 2017  |  

Recovery from an emergency cannot be resilient unless the community is resilient to begin with.

Published by under Advocacy, Climate change, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, EMA, Emergency management, Emergency management, Emergency relief, Policy Areas, Rural and regional, Submission
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Vulnerable children and communities benefit from holistic support from integrated services

7 March 2016  |  

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to provide children and families with holistic support from integrated services.

By under Advocacy, Budget, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Education, Rural and regional, State Budget, Uncategorized, Young People and Families

Hazelwood Mine Fire report makes strong recommendations for improving people’s health and reducing disadvantage

11 February 2016  |  

A new Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry report makes strong recommendations for place-based, community building approaches to help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the Latrobe Valley, and reduce the level of social disadvantage they face.

By under Advocacy, Community sector strengthening, Rural and regional
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Unleashing the power of communities: A social innovation fund for place-based initiatives

8 January 2016  |  

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the Victorian government help communities overcome entrenched disadvantage by establishing a social innovation fund to support place-based initiatives that enable organisations to participate without needing to cut existing community services they deliver to people.

By under Budget, Children and families, Rural and regional, State Budget

Towards better transport for regional Victoria

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 people they work with find it difficult to access their services, as well as healthcare, work and social activities, because of the lack of transport options in rural and regional Victoria.

By under Rural and regional, Transport, Transport