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Why community-based services are vital for building mental health resilience

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  A new report has explored COVID-19’s impact on people living with severe and enduring mental health issues  COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of community-based services

Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: What we learnt through COVID-19

Sam Thorp, Wednesday, 31st March 2021 -  Supporting social purpose organisations through 2020 taught the Paul Ramsay Foundation and SVA key lessons about what leads to vulnerability or resilience in a crisis. In supporting

The resource hub recharging Australian volunteering

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  A new online hub features 350 resources including videos, templates, guides, research, and factsheets for volunteer managers Volunteering Australia is launching an online resource

Financial distress levels dip during COVID-19 thanks to support payments

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Utility bill shock and credit card debt were the leading cause of financial distress during the pandemic  Government measures such as boosts to JobSeeker and JobKeeper meant the

Predictions for 2021: Volunteering

Mark Pearce, Tuesday, 16th February 2021 -  While 2020 bore witness to a hastening of the effects of some key long-term structural trends in volunteering, 2021 affords us a chance to rebuild through greater collaboration,

Rough sleepers left behind during WA’s emergency lockdown

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  Homelessness groups are urging the government to look towards longer-term housing solutions  Western Australian homelessness groups say they are struggling to cope with the surge

Investing in social housing, in the era of working from home

Peter Colacino, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Peter Colacino shares his thoughts on why the objective around housing all Australians, and in particular investing in social housing in the era of working from home, should be

Collaborating in times of crisis to build back better

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Experts say more investment is needed to support and foster cross-sector relationships in times of crisis    Strong collaboration between health and justice services in 2020 not

Health check your NFP governing document in 2021

Hannah Fraenkel, Wednesday, 27th January 2021 -  COVID-19 has thrown up plenty of issues for charities and NFPs for how they operate during a pandemic. For many organisations it’s also exposed how out of date their governing documents

Building back Melbourne, but not as you know it

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  “As the economic machine starts up again… we need to ask the question of how do we make sure that some of those weaknesses and inequalities in our society can be addressed”    Prior to

Save the Children launches first-of-its kind digital program for vulnerable Fijians

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th January 2021 -  The charity’s $6.6 million digital cash program is the largest humanitarian cash transfer in Fiji’s history  in the region   Fijian households are receiving digital cash payments

New year, new office, new rules

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th January 2021 -  We take a look at how you can safely settle back into the office in 2021  Most office workers across Australia spent the best part of 2020 working from home.  But as a new working year begins
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