The Australian Council of Social Service is calling for support for the community sector to respond to the coronavirus crisis; and for people and communities who could be most impacted, including people on low incomes, asylum seekers, temporary migrants, people with disability and First Nations communities. We have welcomed a number of announcements by the Federal Government on income support and support for the community sector, after advocating for many of these measures. But there is much more that needs to be done to make sure nobody is left behind.
ACOSS COVID-19 policy briefs on and income support, employment, housing, the community sector and the economy
A simple guide to accessing payments and where to find more help.
If you or someone you know needs support, visit Ask Izzy for information on services, including housing, food, health, counselling, domestic violence and legal services, in your area.
The Councils of Social Service Network is advocating for people at risk and the community sector at the state and territory level. Many are also providing resources for the community sector.
Our members across the community sector are working tirelessly to support people though this crisis. The community sector provides essential services, including housing, food, health, counselling, domestic violence and legal services.