The ACT Council of Social Service has called for out-of-home care reform and a just transition to zero emissions in the ACT ahead of the territory election.
"Canberrans on lower incomes should not be left behind and should not be left in a worse position because of the transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions," ACTCOSS chief executive Dr Emma Campbell said.
Dr Campbell stressed the need for landlords to assist tenants in this transition.
"When we want to move people away from gas to electric appliances so that they can use renewable energy, if you are a renter you have to rely upon your landlord to make those changes," she said.
"If the landlord doesn't make these changes and the gas price goes up that leaves renters in a worse situation."
ACTCOSS called on the next territory government to extend out-of-home care until the age of 21, up from the current maximum age of 18, and access to aftercare services for young people who had been in out-of-home care.
"If you are a child or young person who has been in out-of-home care, you deserve proper support and a good chance in life," Dr Campbell said.
Dr Campbell raised concerns COVID-19 had led to women and families delaying seeking support.
"Often [women's situations are] much more critical and much more complex than it has been in the past," she said. "Perhaps that's because they've waited longer to come forward."