Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Community Recovery

Our department is the functional lead agency for human and social recovery, more commonly known as Community Recovery. We work with the local government to provide advice, support and/or additional resources to support the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of people affected by a disaster that assist in building resilience in the community.

To do this, we work across our current functional areas — i.e. disability services, community services, seniors — as well as other government agencies and NGOs to identify vulnerable individuals and families and assist them directly following a disaster event.

Queensland Community Recovery Masterclass 2018

Hosted by Allan Tranter, founding Director of Creating Communities, the 2018 Masterclass brings together practical methods to understand what the elements of each community are now and how to engage key stakeholders, individuals and communities in tangible ways to work together in recovering after a disaster.

When: 24 October 2018, 9am to 3pm
Where: Uniting Care Queensland, Training Room 1/2, Level 5, 192 Ann Street, Brisbane

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When: 26 October 2018, 9am to 3pm
Where: Auditorium, 111 George Street, Brisbane

Brunch is included. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Registration

Registration is free, but places are limited. Register for the masterclass now. Registrations close Friday 12 October 2018.

For more information

Email CRForum@communities.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3033 0257.

Queensland Community Recovery Forum—25 October 2018

You are invited to the third annual Queensland Community Recovery Forum hosted by the department. This year’s theme is "Communities Thriving not just surviving".

The agenda includes:

  • communities who have journeyed from disaster to resilience
  • national experts who have influenced communities to move to a new future. Brendan Moon CEO of Queensland Reconstruction Authority will be presenting his experience in disaster management, resilience and recovery and examples of resilience projects making a difference throughout Queensland.
  • opportunities to network with business, local government representatives, non-government and government agencies involved in recovery
  • opportunities to learn and share strategies that build community capacity and resilience
  • a chance to explore the next steps for thriving not just surviving after a disaster.

When:Thursday 25 October 2018, 8.30am to 5pm
Where: Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane
Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

Registration

Registration is free, but places are limited. Register for the forum now. Registrations close Friday 19 October 2018.

For more information

Email CRForum@communities.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3033 0257.

 

Community Recovery support and services

Assistance is available for Queenslanders impacted disasters and emergencies.

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Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

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