Parliamentary Inquiry Into Loneliness and Social Isolation
A key feature of Parliamentary Inquiries is the opportunity to lodge written submissions to the committee. QFCA is supporting the sector and other key stakeholders to lodge submissions recommending that Neighbourhood Centres be a key focus of strategic outcomes. All written submissions must be lodged by 5:00pm, Wednesday 18 August 2021.
The Queensland Government has 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 have the following resources available for Neighbourhood Centres that are interested in lodging a submission to the Inquiry. QFCA are also providing a number of workshops for centres plus opportunities for the sector to have their input into the QFCA's submission on behalf of Queensland's Neighbourhood Centre Sector.
Neighbourhood Centre Submissions
Share your submission with QFCA! Sharing your submission can assist other Neighbourhood Centres with drafting a submission and also be used to promote the work of Neighbourhood Centres in reducing loneliness and social isolation. We can also proof read and offer any suggestions to your paper. Just send it through it email@example.com. Check out the ones below:
8th July 10:30am Workshop 1: Parliamentary Inquiry - Overview, resources and discussion Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9286406442
20th July 12:00pm Workshop 2: Have your say - QFCA's Parliamentary Submission Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9286406442
29th July 12:00pm Workshop 3: Parliamentary Submission Writing Party Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9286406442
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
Advice or Feedback on your Neighbourhood Centre submission can be given by QFCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 130 141.