Parliamentary Inquiry Into Loneliness and Social Isolation

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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

Written Submissions

Neighbourhood Centre Submissions

5 - Donald Simpson Community Centre

10 - St David's Neighbourhood Centre

23 - The Neighbourhood Hub

27 - Picabeen Community Centre

36 - Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre

37 - Burdekin Community Association Inc

38 - Emerald Neighbourhood Centre

40 - Rollingstone Community Centre

44 - Monto Neighbourhood Centre

47 - North Shore Community Centre

48 - Bowen Neighbourhood Centre

50 - Gympie Community Place

54 - Maleny Neighbourhood Centre

55 - Nerang Neighbourhood Centre

56 - Mossman Support Services

57 - Mareeba Community Centre

59 - Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre

60 - East Creek Community Centre

63 - SANDBAG Inc

76 - New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

78 - Nambour Community Centre

80 - Village Community Services Inc

84 - The Community Place, Northside Connect and Picabeen Community Centre

85 - Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association

86 - Kyabra Community Association

94 - Mt Gravatt Community Centre Inc

97 - North Townsville Community Hub Inc

98 - Murilla Community Centre Inc

99 - Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre

100 - Redland Community Centre

101 - Carinity Fassifern Community Centre

102 - Communify

103 - Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc

105 - Elorac Place Community Centre

107 - Pomona and District Community House

110 - Care Goondiwindi Ltd

112 - Laidley Community Centre Inc

113 - Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre Inc

117 - ECHO Empowering Services

118 - Benarrawa Community Development Association

120 - Kingston East Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Group

124 - Gailes Community House

130 - Co.As.It.

135 - Bethania Community Centre Inc

136 - Port Douglas Community Service Network

140 - Caloundra Community Centre

147 - Vietnamese Community in Australia Queensland Chapter Inc

153 - Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

160 - Community Plus Queensland Incorporated

167 - Chinchilla Community Centre

169 - North Burnett Community Service

176 - Encircle Ltd