ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

ACTCOSS Speech to Community Services Industry Plan Forum May 2016

Publication date: 
May 2016

ACTCOSS believes that community services need to be treated as a valued industry that provides services considered essential by both funders and the community.   We need a shared understanding of the contribution of community services to social cohesion and economic prosperity, what compromises these contributions and what infrastructure is needed to strengthen these contributions over the longer term. 

Our view is that an industry plan for community services is the best tool for building this shared understanding.

This opening speech was delivered by ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar at the Community Services Industry Plan Workshop on 25 May 2016.