ACTCOSS commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales to produce the 2016 ACT State of the Community Service Sector Report. This report addresses the need to better understand the state of the sector that was identified in the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026. A survey was sent out to 401 community service organisations operating in the ACT who were identified with support from project partners Volunteering and Contact ACT. The survey ran from 24 August to 13 September 2016 and was completed by 166 organisations. The report, released in December 2016, provides for the first time a comprehensive picture of community services in the ACT, their strengths and challenges. The report adds significantly to the evidence base that can guide implementation of the ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026.
For more information contact Geoff Buchanan at ACTCOSS on 02 6202 7222 or [email protected]