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Media Releases

01 June 2020

The NSW Council for Social Service, Wesley Mission and the Alliance for Gambling Reform have come together to express deep concern for a potential tsunami of gambling harm and other public health issues as NSW gambling rooms reopen today.

27 April 2020

Peak housing and social services bodies are urging the NSW Government to roll out a social and affordable housing boom across the state to support vulnerable people and stimulate the economy in response to COVID-19.

The push comes as research from the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) shows housing to be the devouring monster of family budgets for low and middle-income earners.

27 April 2020

New research from NCOSS has revealed that NSW residents were already struggling with the cost of living before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

17 April 2020

New research from NCOSS has revealed the stark digital divide facing many Australians now living in isolation as a result of COVID-19.

27 March 2020

NCOSS has welcomed the NSW Government’s latest stimulus package in response to COVID-19 but warned that frontline services need resources to respond to increased demand and support in moving away from face-to-face service delivery.

19 March 2020
Two thirds of community sector workers reported that poverty and disadvantage increased among the people accessing their services in 2019. 82% reported demand in the community either ‘increased’ (50%) or ‘increased significantly’ (a further 32%) in 2019.
19 March 2020
Two thirds of community sector workers reported that poverty and disadvantage increased among the people accessing their services in 2019. 82% reported demand in the community either ‘increased’ (50%) or ‘increased significantly’ (a further 32%) in 2019.
19 March 2020

The NSW Government is being urged to follow the Victorian Government’s...

17 March 2020

NSW Council of Social Service and Homelessness NSW are calling on the NSW Government to implement an urgent funding package for the social services sector to support those most at-risk from coronavirus.

NCOSS CEO Joanna Quilty said it is NGO social services workers who are providing vital services to at-risk people, and the industry must be supported during this time.

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