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  • Caring for our Community grants open

    21 July 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 welcomes NDIA as we get ready for NDIS

    9 July 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.

  • Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial—successful projects announced

    7 July 2014

    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

    12 June 2014

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

  • Greater savings for foster and kinship carers

    5 June 2014

    Queensland’s foster and kinship carers are now able to access a wide range of discounts and special offers at more than 4500 businesses across the state, as part the Carer Business Discount Scheme.

  • Elder abuse — make the call

    2 June 2014

    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

    2 June 2014

    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

    7 January 2014

    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.