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Social Service Centre

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1943

Social Service Centre opened [1]

 

1953

Free Legal Aid Service provided at the Social Service Bureau one evening each week by senior law students, supervised by senior qualified members of the University of Melbourne Law School.  They give advice and assistance to people who cannot afford legal fees and who are not eligible for assistance from the Public Solicitor. [2]

 

1955

Social Service Bureau continues to support individual and families in adversity, with people coming from all parts of Melbourne and the majority from the inner suburbs.  “It provides a service for people in need, and at the same time keeps a finger on the pulse of the community.  When the early symptoms of social ill health become apparent, the Brotherhood, in its historic role as an agency of social action, is ready with an informed and authoritative expression of opinion.  This latter role of the Brotherhood, although of necessity it springs directly from the individualised casework, may in the long run prove to be the more significant contribution to the community.[3]

 

1958

Opening of new Social Service Centre, Fitzroy

 

Third social worker appointed to the Social Service Bureau

Footnotes

  1. Colin Holden & Richard Trembath Divine Discontent p.55
  2. BSL Annual Reports 1953 p.15, 1953-1954, 1955 p.21
  3. BSL Annual Report 1955 p.7 Emphasis is in the original text.

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