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"Privatisation : who pays? who profits?" /

by Hudson, Robert.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. VCOSS 1992Description: 11 p.Notes: Address given at the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Council of Social Service on 17th September, 1992.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"You might as well just stay at home" : young mums and transport in Victoria /

by Fritze, Jess.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

A platform for smart government : 2010 Victorian State Election /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 61 p. : ill. maps.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Access to affordable energy and water is vital to the health and well-being of individuals and families. Yet many Victorians experience 'utilities stress' - where they can't afford to heat their homes, or must go without other essentials such as food, to pay their utilities bills. Being unable to afford the basics not only limits life but risks health and well-being, and can push households into crisis. Managing electricity and gas bills can be even more difficult for households living in poor quality rental housing, with no heating or insulation.Availability: (1)

Annual report /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria Council of Social Service 1956-57 -Description: HTML.Online Access: Latest annual report 2014 Notes: 1956-57 ; 1964-65 ; 1965-66 ; 1966-1967 ; 1967-1968 ; 1968-1969 ; 1969-1970 ; 1970-1971 ; 1972 ; 1973 ; 1973/74 ; 1975 ; 1976 ; 1977 ; 1978 ; 1979 ; 1980 ; 1981 ; 1982 ; 1983 ; 1984 ; 1985 ; 1986 ; 1987 ; 1988 ; 1989 ; 1990 ; 1991 ; 1992 ; 1993 ; 1993-1994 ; 1994/95 ; 1995-96 ; 1996/97 ; 1997/98 ; 1998/99 ; 1999/2000 ; 2000-2001 ; 2001-02 ; 2002/2003 ; 2003/2004 ; 2004/2005 ; 2005-2006, 2006-2007 ; 2007-2008 ; 2008-2009 ; 2009-2010 ; 2010-2011 ; 2011-2012 ; 2012-2013 ; 2014 PDF of latest issue onlyAvailability: Latest annual report 2014 (1)

BSL data collection needs : audit report and strategy. /

by McKenna, Brent.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 117 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence -- verso. Edited by Patsy Morrison and Dr Jacques Boulet. Project Reference Group: Mike Wilson, Lesley Dredge, Brendan Walsh, Helen MacDonald and Michael Horn (Hanover). Project Management: Mike Wilson, Lesley Dredge.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Catalysts for a multicultural society : interpreter services in Australia. /

by Rodopoulos, Loula ed.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 1981Description: 87 p.Notes: Proceedings of seminar organised by the Victorian Council of Social Service and the Australian Council of Social Service Task Force on Interpreting and Translating Services 5th June 1981. Australian Council of Social Service. Task Force on Interpreting and Translating Services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community management /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria Law Foundation 2007Description: vi, 108 p. : forms.Notes: "Written by Karen McKay. 'Need to know more?' sections by Angela Savage."--T.p. verso. Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community perspectives : Australia's compliance with the UN covenant on economic, social and cultural rights : the Australian Social and Economic Rights Project (ASERP). Submission to the United Nations Committee on /

by Pettitt, Annie (comp.) | Victorian Council of Social Service | Moore, Bette (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2000Description: 68 p.Notes: April 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating accessible journeys /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography p. 55 Appendices pp. 52-55Summary: This report has been produced by the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) to examine the progress towards improving the public transport system in Victoria to meet the needs of a greater variety of users, including people with diverse mobility requirements. It builds upon information collated for our previous report of the Accessible Public Transport Watch Project, which surveyed the mobility needs of people with disabilities. This report uses information from that report, combined with interviews with public transport agencies, the results of a public consultation forum on accessible transport, and relevant academic publications to draw its conclusions. While the total transport system also includes private motor vehicles, taxis, aviation, shipping, active transport modes and community transport services, this report concentrates upon land-based scheduled public transport passenger services and related pedestrian movement in Victoria: i.e. buses, trains, trams and coaches.Availability: (1)

Decent not dodgy : 'secretshopper' survey /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 12Summary: To find out more about the quality of rental properties in Victoria, VCOSS surveyed 116 properties on the rental market across metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong. While the majority of these properties met basic standards proposed by VCOSS, 12 per cent were uninhabitable, featuring two or more of the following: extensive mould, no heating, lack of electrical safety switch, and gaps in the walls and roof. Overall, 10 per cent of properties surveyed lacked heating, 19 per cent had visible and extensive mould, 10 per cent had holes in the ceiling, walls or floor, and 33 per cent did not have an electrical safety switch.Availability: (1)

Doing IT better : (nearly) one year on : what have we done, and what next? /

by Lombard, Dean | Stillman, Larry | French, Rebecca.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.doingitbetter.net.au/docs/dib-confrep.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:58:06 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report is a useful overview of the project summarising the keynote address, presentations and workshop outcomes, especially with regard to the outcomes arising from the case studies and a solid foundation for upcoming work. In particular, there is a wealth of information from both workshop participants and visiting expert John Davies on the pitfalls and promises of developing an ICT-specific skilled volunteering service." -- Doing IT Better websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing IT better project summary report /

by Stillman, Larry | Monash University. Centre for Community Networking Research | Kethers, Stefanie | French, Rebecca | Lombard, Dean.

Publisher: Caulfield East, Vic. Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University & Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 28 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: "Doing IT Better is a three-year project to build information and communications technology (ICT) capacity in the Victorian community services sector. Community service organisations like government and commercial organisations — are now dependent on ICT systems to support basic organisational functions and service delivery. But limited financial resources and a shortage of ICT skills and know-how in the sector have left most agencies struggling. Improved ICT capacity will enable improve organisational efficiencies, enabling more resources to be directed where it really counts: supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians via the direct service work and advocacy that is the community services sector's core business." -- Doing IT Better websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How 56 low income families live. /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1961Description: 39 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How many wheelchairs can you push at once? : productivity in the community service organisation sector in Victoria. /

by Allen Consulting Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Allen Consulting Group 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://tinyurl.com/75uda7' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:58:39 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "Based on a survey of and interviews with over 200 community sector organisation (CSO) representatives in Victoria, this report found that CSOs are already working as efficiently as they can and further productivity improvements are not possible without additional funding. > > The key findings of the report include: > * Victorian community sector organisations are already working as efficiently as they can and further improvements are not possible without additional funding to do so. CSOs have absorbed additional costs to date and have found it necessary to augment core Government funding with other types of funding sources. > * Sixty per cent of survey respondents said that their organisations current level of funding was insufficient to cover the services they are required to deliver and a third of these organisations had to reduce the scope of their services as a result. 52 per cent of these agencies said that their clients would be considerably worse off without their organisation s services. > * In the last year, 69 per cent of organisations had turned away people from their organisation that were eligible for a service. Sixty-two per cent of these CSOs said that they turned clients away after providing them with only basic assistance due to capacity constraints and 30 per cent said they turned clients away after providing them with no assistance at all. > * Organisations report relying on other sources of funding from fundraising, investments and philanthropists to meet funding shortfalls. Organisations have voiced a concern about the impact of the global financial crisis on these alternative sources of funding just as demand for services is likely to increase putting an even greater strain on what are already overstretched social services. > * Many respondents said the increasing cost of compliance and reporting was imposing a significant financial burden on their organisations and reduced efficiencies. > > The report argues that further productivity gains are unlikely in the sector without jeopardising service delivery and any further improvements will be very difficult to achieve without additional funding to do so." -- VCOSSAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Joint submission to the Productivity Commission review of National Competition Policy Arrangements /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2004; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Little piece of heaven : thoughts from Victorians on housing as a human right. /

by Nissim, Rivkah | Lowe, Sarah (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2004Description: 56 p. : ill.Notes: The Housing is a Human Right Project is a collaborative project of VCOSS, Shelter Victoria, Women's Housing Ltd and Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE).Summary: People around Victoria were asked their views about the right to adequate housing, to provide the basis for a Charter of Housing Rights for Victoria. The aim was to discover what adequate housing means to Victorians especially to those who have been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, and those who live in substandard or unaffordable or insecure housing. Their opinions and experiences are presented in conversational style in this report, grouped under themes: safe and habitable, accessible and appropriate, secure and affordable. The recommendations present a challenge to both the Australian and the Victorian Governments.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing money : a guide to understanding finances for community management groups. /

by Healy, Lill.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 1995Description: 59 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multiple barriers to obtaining child support ; experiences of women leaving violent partners /

by Patrick, Rebecca | Cook, Kay | Taket, Ann.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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