Parliamentary Inquiry Into Loneliness and Social Isolation
In 2021, the Queensland Government announced a Parliamentary Inquiry into Loneliness and Social Isolation. The Inquiry is being conducted by the Community Support and Services Committee. It presents an enormous opportunity to highlight the prominent role Queensland Neighbourhood and Community Centres play in addressing loneliness and social isolation across the state.
QFCA worked closely with Neighbourhood Centres and partner organisations to lodge written submissions to the inquiry. 50 Neighbourhood Centres lodged written submissions and further submissions from stakeholders argued for the strategic positioning of Neighbourhood Centres as key social infrastructure. All written submissions to the inquiry can be found here.
Neighbourhood Centre Submissions
Survey Data - Neighbourhood Centre Programs by Target Groups
Loneliness and Social Isolation - A Neighbourhood House Perspective: Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, 2020
Connecting a Diverse Victoria Report: Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, 2019
Ending Loneliness Together White Paper: Ending Loneliness Together Network, 2020
Is Australia Experiencing and Epidemic of Loneliness? Relationships Australia, 2018