NCOSS appoints Interim CEO

Dr Kathy Chapman has been appointed Interim NCOSS CEO. Kathy comes to NCOSS having served in several high profile roles within Cancer Council NSW, including as the Director of its Cancer Programs Division and periods as the Acting CEO. Kathy combines a profound understanding of the NSW policy and advocacy landscape with her experience working with communities to identify and advocate for the change they want to see.


Recruitment of a permanent CEO is underway and a further announcement will be made in the near future.




2018 Investing in Communities Conference – special offer on tickets!

NCOSS has held its first two regional conferences in Lake Macquarie and Ballina with great feedback from our attendees. It is not too late to get your tickets now Wagga Wagga, Gerringong and Dubbo! Check out our conference program with workshops being delivered by OSII, DFSI, FAMs, AbSec, and more - you will not want to miss out! Book three tickets and get the fourth one free! Book NOW




Housing the top issue at Singleton Interagency

Last week NCOSS attended the combined Singleton and Maitland interagency meeting to consult with local services about the key issues facing their community. We heard about how the mining industry has affected the supply of affordable housing stock in the Upper Hunter area, and that the social housing waiting list continues to grow. NCOSS will continue to incorporate these community conversations into our election platform.




Parliamentary inquiry into Fresh Food Pricing

Last week NCOSS Interim CEO Dr Kathy Chapman appeared before the NSW Parliament inquiry into fresh food pricing to discuss our submission and its 2018 Cost of Living report to be launched next month. This year our Cost of Living research focuses on food insecurity and barriers to low income families accessing fresh, healthy food in NSW. Watch this space.




Putting a spotlight on homelessness

Homelessness NSW is proud to support the recent National Homelessness Week, which raised awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. As part of the week Homelessness NSW launched its Election Platform and a series of infographics that paint a picture of the experience of Homelessness in NSW.