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Smarter Services

April 25, 2017

  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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Electricity Disconnections at a 6-year high

April 12, 2019

The residential electricity disconnection rate in Western Australia has hit a six year high, more than doubling over the past two years. Today’s release of the Economic Regulation Authority’s annual energy retailer performance report revealed that Synergy’s disconnection rate increased by 118 per cent over the past two years. At 1.91 per cent, Western Australia […]

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Resillient Communities

April 25, 2017

  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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Homelessness Services at breaking point – the time to act is now

March 20, 2019

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Western Australia (WA) is set to soar unless additional, long-term State Government funding is secured, the community services sector has today warned. There are more than 9,000 Western Australians without a place to call home on any given night, with homelessness services reporting an alarming increase in people […]

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State Budget Briefing

April 8, 2019

WACOSS will offer a detailed analysis on how the State Budget (which is being handed down on 9 May 2019) will impact the community services sector in Western Australia at 2:00pm, Friday 10 May 2019. This year, we are again collaborating with other WA peak bodies, who will take part in a panel conversation to […]

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Financial Planning & Budgeting Essentials

March 28, 2018

Knowing how to prepare budgets and business plans are essential skills for managers, team leaders and staff responsible for projects. This course will provide the essential tools to equip you to prepare basic business plans and budgets to achieve your organisations goals Learning outcomes & content: In this course you will learn to prepare and […]

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Community keen for action on Our Priorities

February 20, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the McGowan Government’s renewed focus and direction, Our Priorities, released today. “Many of the focus areas in the Premier’s Priorities align with the community service priorities championed by WACOSS on behalf of frontline services,” said Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS. The early years of life […]

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Funding and Contracting Advocacy resource hub

February 6, 2019

Concerns with the impact of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO), and changes to the Indexation Policy are increasing with the cumulative impact of the ERO. We continue to hear that programs and services are increasingly being squeezed, with pressure to deliver high-quality, sustainable services that achieve positive outcomes under old contracts, while also meeting the […]

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WA State Budget Mid Year Review

March 12, 2019

WACOSS has secured an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Department of Treasury, on the current economic performance of Western Australia. Alistair Jones, Executive Director of the Economic Business Unit and Michael Andrews, Acting Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Evaluation, will be offering a briefing for WACOSS members, to give an insight […]

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