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The Deck is a clearing house for the housing and homelessness sector in Queensland.

It has emerged from significant interest across the sector including Government and community services, to improve access to research, tools and resources that strengthen practice and build knowledge.

The Deck was commissioned by the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) and Q Shelter has been funded as part of the Partnering for Impact strategy, to develop and deliver the project.

What Is The Deck?

  • A place to share best-practice information, resources, research, tools, jobs and events
  • A hub for collaboration between Queensland’s housing, homelessness and community sectors
  • A community working towards better outcomes for those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity

What’s New?

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Mental Health Inquiry report

improving the experience of people with mental illness and their carers beyond the healthcare system, recognising that there are numerous gateways in the community through which people enter the mental health system and a range of services beyond healthcare — in particular, psychosocial services, housing and justice — that are important for an individual’s social and emotional wellbeing and recovery

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Effective Engagement: building relationships with community and other stakeholders

In 2005 the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment released a three part resource on

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Brisbane 2032 Legacy Learning Series 3 – Case Study of Glasgow 2014

Q Shelter has delivered a report called Go for Gold encouraging a comprehensive suite of

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Applications for the 2022 Deirdre Coghlan Professional Development Bursary have now opened!

In 2016, one of Q Shelter’s founders and lifelong members, Deirdre Coghlan, passed away. In

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