Listing of all media releases by Family & Community Services. Ordered by latest first
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More caseworkers helping families in need
Last published on 25 May 2018 in Media releases
A major caseworker recruitment drive by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is delivering results with more staff assisting vulnerable families.
Last published on 23 May 2018 in Media releases
Minister responsible for volunteering, Ray Williams today hosted a morning tea at Parliament house to mark National Volunteer Week and thank volunteers for their contribution to our state.
NSW adopts change for foster care
Last published on 22 May 2018 in Media releases
Carers will be given better support and training as part of a new program to halve the time it takes to find vulnerable children a permanent home, the NSW Government announced today.
New residential tenancy laws to bolster protections for victims of domestic violence
Last published on 21 May 2018 in Media releases
Victims of domestic violence will be better protected when leaving violent relationships thanks to new residential tenancy reforms, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said.
Spotlight on seniors’ rights this law week
Last published on 10 May 2018 in Media releases
Older people across NSW will be empowered to recognise and speak up about elder abuse as a series of informative workshops begin tomorrow to mark the upcoming 2018 Law Week.
Supporting out of home care for children with severe disability
Last published on 08 May 2018 in Media releases
Children with severe disability who are unable to live at home will receive the support and care they need.
Celebrate grandparents and seniors this October
Last published on 07 May 2018 in Media releases
The invaluable role grandparents and seniors play in improving communities across the State will be celebrated, with $200,000 available from the NSW Government for local organisations to hold 2018 Grandparents Day events.
NSW domestic violence disclosure scheme to continue
Last published on 01 May 2018 in Media releases
The NSW Government’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme will be extended until June 2019 following a two-year trial that resulted in more than 50 people learning of their partner’s violent past.
Tech savvy seniors embrace transport apps
Last published on 30 Apr 2018 in Media releases
Seniors are being taught how to plan public transport routes, check bus or train timetables in ‘real’ time and top up their Gold Opal cards online as part of the NSW Government’s new Tech Savvy [...]
Linking people with disability to the community
Last published on 23 Apr 2018 in Media releases
Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams today announced more than $40 million for Ability Links, a program helping people with disability connect to the community.