While government agencies have been involved, Strengthening our place promotes the value of community leadership of place based responses by involving non-government services, local council services, health services, community members, local businesses and local Elders to identify local solutions.
We know that the best way to respond to complex social issues within communities is with local energy, local passion and local solutions. Queensland communities face no greater challenge than the increasing number of children entering the child protection system, and the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Based in Townsville, Martin Locke is working hard to develop the housing industry to build new houses that are fully accessible to all people, regardless of ability or age. Martin was so moved by his experience building accessible homes for the Cootharinga North Queensland organisation, that it has inspired a passion towards redefining construction industry standards in Townsville and Queensland-wide.
Kerri attended QCOSS’ Changing Lives, Changing Communities forum looking to understand the overall goals of the NDIS in Townsville, its challenges since its rollout, and to connect with other service providers in her area. During conversations with NDIS participants Kerri identified a gap within the local area.


QCOSS Webinar: Privacy Act changes... | 27 Mar
On 22 February 2018 further obligations for organisations subject to the Privacy Act came into effect. To assist your organisation better understand the impact of these changes Paxton-Hall Lawyers and QCOSS will be presenting a webinar – What you need to know about Privacy Act changes.
Movement for change - play your... | Brisbane | 16 May
The stories we tell ourselves now will determine the future. How can we change these stories to create the future we want? How do we move our communities closer to creating greater wellbeing by challenging how we talk about the world?

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This week in review - 22 February 2018
QCOSS Pulse Workshops, Letter to PM, Welfare reform, peaks engagement
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