The Hon. Gareth Ward MP
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Training Hub to Upskill Caseworkers
Last published on 30 Aug 2019 in Media releases
A new $3 million training program based in the Illawarra for workers in the child and family sector will play a crucial role in helping children stay with or find their forever family.
Cash support for NSW Women's Week events
Last published on 15 Oct 2019 in Media releases
Women across NSW will benefit from a share of $100,000 on offer towards community, education and mentoring events set to take place during NSW Women's Week 2020.
New figures show more families are receiving help
Last published on 20 Sep 2019 in Media releases
New data from the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) demonstrates continuous improvement to child protection in NSW, with more children seen and more families receiving support.
A helping hand on the pathway to independence
Last published on 16 Sep 2019 in Media releases
Students nearing the end of high school, or who are undertaking tertiary education, can now apply for $1,000 cash grants to help pursue their learning goals.
Finding Forever Families For Vulnerable kids
Last published on 09 Sep 2019 in Media releases
Finding safe, loving and permanent homes for vulnerable children is the focus of Foster and Kinship Care Week 2019, with new figures revealing 350 new carer households are required to meet demand across NSW.
High tech app to help housing tenants
Last published on 13 Aug 2019 in Media releases
A new social housing app will save time, drastically reduce paperwork and improve customer service for thousands of tenants in NSW.
Street count to shed light on regional homelessness
Last published on 05 Aug 2019 in Media releases
For the first time in NSW, the Government and non-Government sector will combine to conduct large-scale street counts in regional and rural areas, to help inform the state's homelessness investment.
Shaping the future of volunteering
Last published on 01 Aug 2019 in Media releases
Individuals and organisations can help shape the future of volunteering in New South Wales by having their say in developing the third NSW Volunteering Strategy.
Breaking the cycle of rough sleeping
Last published on 10 Jul 2019 in Media releases
The NSW Government has reaffirmed its commitment to halving rough sleeping across the state by 2025, injecting funds to help tackle the ambitious target.
Delivering outcomes for people with disability
Last published on 01 Jul 2019 in Media releases
People with disability in NSW will be better supported through the NDIS after multiple landmark decisions were made at today’s COAG Disability Reform Council.