Queensland will celebrate Child Protection Week from 7 to 13 September. Events being held across the state will raise awareness of child protection issues and acknowledge Queenslanders who make a significant contribution to preventing child harm and neglect.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organisations can apply for funding to hold accessible and inclusive events during Disability Action Week or International Day of People with Disability. Events should promote social and economic participation and encourage connection with the community. More information.
The Queensland Parliament recently passed new legislation to reduce regulation and red tape for funded community organisations and allow them to focus more of their time and resources on frontline services. More information.