A NSW free from poverty and inequality


NCOSS works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage to see positive change in our communities. This includes developing independent and informed social policy, advice and review.

See our latest work below or browse by policy area.


Get this party started: Why we need Person Centred Approaches in NSW Community Care

The purpose of this paper is to state why all NSW Government-funded supports used by people with disability in NSW should be able to be converted to portable individualised packages.

Supplementary Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry on the Draft National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012

Following an appearance from NCOSS at the hearing for the Senate Inquiry, the NSW HACC Issues Forum was asked to prepare stories about how people accessing low level supports may experience escalation of their support needs if those low level supports were not provided.

Submission on the draft Home Care Packages program guidelines

NCOSS outlines a series of recommendations in relation to the draft Home Care Packages Program Guidelines.

Home Care Packages Program

NCOSS provides an outline of the implication of the Living Longer. Living Better. reform package for aged care in Australia.

HACC Community Transport Services

This submission from the NSW Community Care Issues Forum presents some ideas about how community transport services may be improved as they are transferred to the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

Keeping It Social: The Importance of Social Connections in Community Aged Care

This report was compiled by the NSW Community Care Issues Forum to highlight the importance of social interactions and connections made by older people using services under the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.

NCOSS Submission to the NSW Disability Inclusion Bill

This submission outlines recommendations relating to the Bill, feedback on general aspects of the Bill and related issues and provides detailed feedback and discussion on particular clauses of the Bill or parts thereof.

Summary and Analysis: Disability Inclusion Bill 2014

This summary and analysis outlines what is in the Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 and points to areas of concern relating to the Bill's successful implementation.

Overview: National Disability Insurance Scheme

This document provides an overview of the principles behind the NDIS, how it will work and where things are up to in NSW.

Submission to the Consultation Draft Disability Inclusion Regulation 2014

NCOSS has consulted with members and the NSW Disability Network Forum regarding the draft Regulation, and submits a series of recommendations for consideration.

NSW Children's Services Forum Platform: 2013 Federal Election

This document outlines the election priorities identified by the Children's Services Forum for the 2013 Federal Election.

Strengthening Advocacy for NSW Children and Young People

This submission responds to the Discussion Paper: Strengthening advocacy for NSW children and young people. It is concerned particularly with children and young people living in poverty and excluded from the life opportunities which others enjoy.

NSW Aged Care Alliance: Federal Election Issues Kit 2013

The Alliance has prepared this Kit to summarise the relevant issues for older people and to present recommendations for action by all Federal candidates.

Fare concessions: Transport concessions and subsidies in NSW

This paper examines systemic issues relating to the development of concession policy, and identifies groups who are unfairly disadvantaged by our current system.

Submission to the review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

NCOSS responds to the questions outlined in Part 1 of the Review's Issues Paper on behalf of people with a disability, their representative organisations and the community generally.

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