The Premier’s announcement demonstrates strong leadership that puts the wellbeing of Tasmanians first and will assist to ensure we are well placed to respond to the challenges we will all face in the months ahead.
By their very nature, Tasmanians are supportive of those in need and the state benefits from a robust community services sector. But the coming months will be a challenging time for all, writes Simone Zell.
The not-for-profit community service sector provides services we all rely on, both during crisis, and over our lifetimes. Community services include childcare and aged care; as well as support for people in times of great need, such as when they’re escaping domestic violence, facing homelessness or struggling to feed their families.
Keep up to date with changes to service arrangements and closures due to the increasing precautions taken by community service organisations in response to COVID-19.
Due to the increasing precautions that are being undertaken in response to COVID-19, TasCOSS has made the decision for staff to commence working remotely from Monday 23 March 2020. The length of this arrangement is subject to advice from health authorities.
All TasCOSS Members and community service organisations are encouraged to review their contingency plans to ensure minimal impacts to service delivery continuity and wherever possible, contribute to the recovery of individuals, communities and services.
Congratulations to Sue Leitch and Amanda French who were recognised as inspirational and aspiring leaders in our industry at the International Women’s Day awards luncheon on Friday 6 March 2020.