Victorian Council of Social Service
Universal Housing, Universal Benefits is about the provision of appropriate, whole-of- life housing that is accessible to and meets the future needs of all Victorians.
Universal housing is housing designed to be used by all people to the greatest extent possible. Homes designed to...
This 2007 research aimed to document the transport experiences, and suggested improvements to the transport system, for one potentially transport disadvantaged group – young mothers and their children.
Focus group interviews and surveys were conducted with 45 young mums from around Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga and...
This report highlights the gaps in generalist youth support services in Victoria and the impacts of these gaps on both young people and existing youth and community service providers. The report includes a number of specific recommendations which are aimed at improving the life chances...
Thia report documents the decline in bulk billing rates, the increase in copayments, and the decrease in people visiting GPs for each Victorian federal electorate. It also documents the level of socioeconomic disadvantage and wellbeing for each Victorian federal electorate and for each Victorian local...
VCOSS advocates that there are a number of core principles that should frame the development of a new Vocational Education and Training (VET) fees and charges policy.
Many causes of poor health in Australia are related to the social determinants of health, including lack of income, inadequate housing, poor education and low levels of social connectedness. To support the health and wellbeing of all Australians, integrated and comprehensive approaches are required in...
A citizenship framework that prioritises active participation by all members of the community is critical for constructing public debate and dialogue on poverty, disadvantage and inequality. Active citizenship enables a person to participate fully and with dignity in all aspects of the life of their...