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About WACOSS

April 25, 2017

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has a vision for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Our mission is to advocate for social change to improve the well-being of Western Australians and strengthen the community services sector that supports them. By challenging systems, behaviours and attitudes that create poverty, inequality and exclusion, we strive to […]

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Smarter Services

  Co-Design Project WACOSS has been working with the State Government to deliver a set of consistent principles for co-design in Western Australia. This ongoing project will provide Government with the guidelines and tools to work with service providers and vulnerable people in designing smarter services in Western Australia. Download Co-Design Toolkit WACOSS Budget Submission  […]

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Resillient Communities

  Connecting Early Years Portal  This portal was purpose built for Early Years Networks, allowing them to collaborate, share tools and resources, and contribute to the shared learning for all Networks. With more than 45 Early Years Networks working around the state, the portal gives Networks a collaborative way to improve outcomes for children and […]

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Equitable Support

Cost of Living Report  Since 2007, WACOSS has produced an annual Cost of Living Report. Using consistent models and expert analysis, the report provides a snapshot of the emerging issues facing the Western Australian community. The report works to debunk myths surrounding people living on low wages by providing evidence based on data, rather than […]

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Emerging Issues & Research

Not-for-profit Landscape Report The Not-for-profit Landscape Report is the first of its kind, providing a snapshot of the size and contribution of the sector to the West Australian community and economy. It also highlights the challenges facing providers in a changing landscape. Through this report, WACOSS is able to demonstrate the opportunities and risks facing […]

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Emerging Issues Forum 2019 – Fact Sheet

April 3, 2019

Download a fact sheet summary of the topics discussed at the WACOSS 2019 Emerging Issues Forum.

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Emerging Issues Forum 2019 – Presentation

View and download each guest presenter’s slides and analysis of the most pressing issues impacting the community services sector in WA.

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Emerging Issues Forum

February 28, 2019

The Emerging Issues Forum held annually, provides analysis to inform the service and strategic planning needs of the executives and Boards of community service providers into the future. Emerging Issues is an environmental scan, focusing on the future of the changing social, economic, and political contexts. It offers the sector the most current and relevant […]

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