This pre-budget submission, from the state's peak social service body, contains over 50 recommendations to government aimed to deliver fairness, prosperity and opportunity for Victorians.
This Evidence Check was commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health to provide a summary of evidence from Australia and other countries related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of community-based psychosocial support services and programs for refugees and asylum seekers.
This report assesses the impact achieved in 2017 in Bourke, the site of Maranguka Justice Reinvestment, the first major community-led justice reinvestment initiative in Australia.
This study demonstrates the value added by smaller community service organisations in Australia, in the context of changes in the commissioning of government-funded services. Case studies were conducted in four states, with four non-profit providers of support to young people in their transition to work....
The development of the SHS Industry Transition Plan has provided an opportunity for the SHS sector to contribute to government’s thinking about the process, and the opportunity to identify priorities for future development.
The 50 Lives project has made massive strides towards ending chronic homelessness in Perth, with the original target to house fifty of the most vulnerable homeless people met back in June 2017. This second evaluation report highlights the challenges of sustaining a tenancy after years...
Rough sleepers are the most visible population experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of rough sleepers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.
BETA partnered with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to develop and tests ways to encourage greater survey completion rates. DSS conducts a survey seeking client feedback on the outcomes they have experienced as a result of services delivered by grant funded organisations.
This report presents the findings of a review of the literature on housing support for people returning to the community following a period of imprisonment. The review was commissioned by Corrections Victoria in mid-2015, to inform future practice and policy development in the area of...
The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) provided this submission towards the development of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy.
This report contributes to a growing body of information about the rich and diverse social, economic and cultural contributions that charities make in Australia and internationally. This report also recognises the value of Australia’s charities and strengthens capacity for evidence-based regulation.
Conversations for Change is the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria’s contribution to thought leadership about ageing in Victoria.
Each Conversation will focus on a different topic relevant to ageing and older people in our community. The initiative is a central platform in our...
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
This paper examines the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile phones for accessing social services, particularly in response to gender-based violence, in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers inquiry.
As part of its Community Services Industry Planning work, VCOSS commissioned the Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) to write an evidence review on ten key areas of the community services sector.
This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.