FSSI Link #9

Here at FSSI, we are committed to working with a broad range of experts to find solutions to real world problems. We use co-design approaches in everything that we do, including developing new educational models to support the growth, quality and adaptation of the social service sector.   A...

FSSI Link #8

Here at FSSI, our commitment to our mission is more important than ever – A strong community supported by a diverse, high quality, responsive and innovative social services sector. To converse is to share ideas and learn from one another in the process. In this edition of FSSI Link we...

FSSI Link #7

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by FSSI Coordinator Lee Newnham recently… My husband was using a quote last night – “It was the best of times,...

FSSI Link #6

With many Victorians now in lockdown once again, it has been heartening to hear stories of hope and optimism. The voices of RMIT’s Chief Global Officer Layton Pike, traineeship student Taylah Abraham and members of VCOSS’s Empowered Lives community which are featured in this edition of FSSI Link spark feelings of positivity and provide...

FSSI Link #5

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the demand for services across the community sector. The pandemic has also transformed – at least temporarily – the way in which many community service organisations deliver their services. Right now attention is understandably focused on addressing the recent spike...

FSSI Link #4

FSSI stands in solidarity with all those protesting systemic racism. People are now getting glimpses into the lives of communities which have been oppressed, marginalised, ignored and abused for generations.  In the United States disturbing images of the inhumane abuse of black people has seen The Black Lives Matter movement continue to gather support and momentum for change.  There is much that must be done...

FSSI Link #3

As National Reconciliation Week 2020 draws to a close, we have been privileged and heartened to see people coming together in many different ways to mark and reflect on the 20th anniversary of the bridge walks of 2000. While there is much to celebrate, it is important to acknowledge...

FSSI Link #2

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, our conversations at RMIT were very much focused on the potential and real impacts of this global health crisis on our students – particularly international students. Plans were put into place to support those students who could no longer take up...

FSSI Link #1

In our newsletter, we’ll share three things with you that we are seeing, hearing and doing, with a focus on how the sector is responding to the current crisis, and new opportunities that are emerging to support the growth, quality and adaptation of the social service workforce.  In this first edition, we focus on three shifts we’re observing...