Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) releases a range of publications, particularly reports that provide information pertaining to the sector.
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CSSV has made a submission to the ‘National Plan’ to reduce violence against women and their children. In the submission, CSSV calls for 11 recommendations including the establishment of mechanisms that allow for resourcing and collaboration with faith leaders and faith communities, alongside experts and services, top prevent and respond to violence against women.
CSSV has written a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension.
Our submission is derived largely from consultation with a number of our Victorian member organisations who are engaged in focused care, support, provision of accommodation and advocacy for people with a disability.
In light of, and in response to, the disruptive and tragic outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Social Services Victoria offers this Budget Priorities Discussion Paper and recommendations as input to the 2021/22 Victorian Budget process.
The Catholic Social Services 2020 Annual Report contains the latest information about what we do, and how we do it. It includes a range of photos that feature representatives from our member organisations as well as the Financial Report.
Catholic Social Services Australia’s report, Strong Economy, Stronger Australia, argues that a post-pandemic economic recovery cannot proceed by withdrawing support from people in an environment of high unemployment and under-employment, job insecurity and slow wage growth.
This new report provides a path forward for improving Victorian prisoner care. CSSV believes it can bring considerable benefit to a group that experiences double vulnerability – aged and imprisoned.
CSSV has released a report outlining the particular social service and infrastructure needs in the Warrnambool region. “Communities experiencing persistent disadvantage, need long-term and place-based solutions that address the underlying causes of disadvantage”, according to Joshua Lourensz, Executive Director of CSSV.
“More than ever, communities in the Gippsland area need particular assistance. For those facing significant disadvantage in the region, improving infrastructure would help to improve access to important health, welfare, education and employment services and opportunities,” said Netty Horton, CEO of CatholicCare Greater Melbourne, and Gippsland.
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