They say ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Be part of the village this Christmas and show you care by donating a gift to the Kids in Care Christmas Appeal from 19 November to 5 December.
Tuesday 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day. Join this global initiative by swearing to remain ‘not violent, not silent’ and wearing a white ribbon.
We have funded nine organisations to deliver Participant Readiness activities across the state to help people with disability get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out more about activities in your area and how you can get involved.
Do you have a great idea for a National Youth Week 2015 event? Applications for grants to run activities and events to celebrate the week are now open.
Sortli is a free mobile app for young people to help them think about their life after leaving the care system and plan their transition to independence.
Each year, more than 400 young people leave care to live independently — a daunting challenge for those without family support. The aim of Transition to Independence Month is to raise awareness that young people need support and guidance as they transition to independence.
As part of the Stronger Families reform program, community-based intake and referral services, known as Family and Child Connect, will assist vulnerable families to access the right services at the right time. Family and Child Connect will be supported by new Intensive Family Support services.
The Talking Families campaign encourages parents and families to talk about the pressures of parenting and seek help when they need it. The campaign is part of the Queensland Government’s Stronger Families reform program.
The Queensland Government is working to build stronger families and keep children safely at home. The new Stronger Families website is a central point for news and information relating to these reforms.
Tickets are available for the Queensland Business Leaders Breakfast to be held on 26 November in Brisbane. Explore how the NDIS will open doors to new opportunities in Queensland’s economy, with special guests David Bowen (NDIA), league legend Mat Rogers and MC Karni Liddell.
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works to make our state great by strengthening connections between individuals, families and communities. We strive for improved wellbeing, safety and participation of Queenslanders by providing and investing in quality human services.
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has announced the 2014–16 national research program to build knowledge in the field of domestic, family and sexual violence and find ways to reduce its prevalence and impact on the Australian community. More information.
One-off capital grants up to $1 million and small grants up to $50,000 are available to trial innovative projects to assist elderly parents to secure sustainable living arrangements for their adult sons or daughters with disability when they are no longer able to care for them. Submissions close 8 December 2014. More information.
Grants of up to $3000 are now available for organisations to run community activities in May 2015 to raise awareness of, and help prevent, domestic and family violence. Applications close on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. More information.