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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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The Paradox of Informal Urbanism: A dialogue series with Simone, Brillembourg, McFarlane and Tonkiss

Studies of urban informality have a paradox at the core. On the one hand, informality

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Q Shelter Learning Exchange (Monthly on the first Tuesday of the month)

Following on from the COVID-19 Learning Exchange, Q Shelter is continuing a general monthly event

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A Short Survey: What are payments like for people with lived experience collaborating with services today?

The Consumer Participation Practice Network (CPPN) is a group of practitioners from Victorian-based services encompassing

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