Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Seniors Week – it’s on for young and old

Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise older people for their valuable contributions to our communities. Queenslanders are encouraged to support local events being held across the state to celebrate Seniors Week, from 16–24 August 2014.

Caring for our Community grants open

Community and volunteer groups can apply for one-off funding to purchase essential equipment to help them provide services to Queenslanders. Applications close on 26 September 2014.

Queensland welcomes NDIA as we get ready for NDIS

Queensland’s preparations for the NDIS have taken an important step forward with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) confirming they will set up offices in Townsville and Brisbane in the next month.

Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial—successful projects announced

Three organisations have received funding of more than $2.4 million to build up to 22 sustainable places for adults with a disability who are being cared for by their elderly parent.

Investing in Queenslanders: social and human services investment blueprint 2014–19

The department has released its plan for achieving its vision of the best, most efficient social services in the country.

Elder abuse — make the call

Common forms of elder abuse include emotional, financial and physical abuse, and neglect. If you are concerned someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, make the call to the Elder Abuse Helpline for confidential advice.

$406M for child protection reforms

The Queensland Government will inject $406 million over the next five years into revitalising the state’s child protection system and better supporting vulnerable children and their families.

Queensland Disability Plan 2014-19

The Queensland Disability Plan aims to ensure a successful transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ensure mainstream services and communities are accessible and inclusive for Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers.

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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.