The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has revealed more children than ever before who are at risk of significant harm (ROSH) have received a face-to-face assessment from a FACS caseworker.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is partnering with TAFE NSW to develop and deliver a training program for frontline housing staff that will improve service delivery and customer satisfaction.
Targeted recruitment programs have been put in place in a bid to attract extra caseworkers to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
NSW has become the first State in Australian history to gain accreditation for its government-run child protection service.
New data released today shows close to 4,000 more children at risk of significant harm have received a face-to-face assessment from a Family and Community Services frontline caseworker in 2015-16 compared to the previous year.
People sleeping rough around Sydney Town Hall have been given permanent accommodation with an added surprise after visiting the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) pop-up housing office.
The state-wide caseworker vacancy rate has remained stable at three per cent in the June 2016 quarter, according to data released today by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
Family and Community Services has continued the rollout of the successful pop-up housing office program, this time held at Central Station.
Data released today by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services shows the statewide caseworker vacancy rate remained low at five per cent in the December 2014 quarter.
The latest update of Expected Waiting Times for Social Housing in NSW has been released, showing a growing demand for properties across NSW.
A draft Regulation to support the operation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) has been released by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) today for public consultation.
The Commonwealth, New South Wales and Victorian governments today signed the first agreements for the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Family and Community Services' Deputy Secretary, Jim Longley today launched a set of three videos featuring staff and residents in a group home using 'Active Support', at an event in Sans Souci.
LiveBetter Community Services, Hunter Valley Disability Services and Mid North Coast Disability Services have been selected by the NSW Government to provide disability supported accommodation services.
The NSW Government will host National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Aboriginal Readiness Gatherings across the state to ensure Aboriginal people with disability, their families and carers are prepared for the transition.
Seventy eight new group homes will be built in the Hunter region at locations chosen by people with disability and their families to replace large residential centres.
Today the NSW Government announced the Benevolent Society will be the new operator of its specialist disability community support teams. These services are being transferred to the non-government sector to support the roll out of the NDIS.
More than 100 community leaders and gender equality champions will gather in Sydney’s CBD today to help kick-start the beginning of the state’s first ever Women’s Strategy.
To improve gender equity for women and girls, Minister for Women, Tanya Davies today held the first of eight state-wide consultations to identify areas for focused action and NSW Government investment.
Seniors across the state will have the chance to leap into the digital world as the Tech Savvy Seniors roadshow sets off on a regional tour of NSW today.
The reinstatement of the Pensioner Concession Card, and incentives to encourage older Australians to free up housing stock in last night’s Federal Budget have been welcomed by Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies.
Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, today announced the University of Newcastle will receive $25,000 from the NSW Government to help older people choose suitable housing.
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies today launched the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival, which runs until 12 March.
The NSW government has so far secured nearly $1 million in annual rent income to spend on improving the social housing system as a result of tenants coming forward to declare undisclosed income, assets, property ownership and unauthorised occupants under the protection of an amnesty.
Waterloo has been nominated by the NSW Government as a new State Significant Precinct and residents are being urged to have their say on the transformation of the inner city suburb through a series of master planning workshops.
Community organisations across NSW now have extra time to benefit from almost $8 million in State Government funding to build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants, with an extension of the latest round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund.
The first homes delivered as part of the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) scheme are now ready for tenants to move in, Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward announced today.
GPs can now refer victims of domestic and family violence to specialist support services in a significant expansion of the Safer Pathway program.
The second phase of the NSW Sexual Assault Strategy is now underway with the first of nine consultation workshops across the state held today in Bankstown.
Social housing tenants living in NSW now have the opportunity to declare undisclosed income, financial assets, property and unauthorised occupants, under the protection of a seven-week amnesty beginning today.
People left stranded by the Northern NSW floods have been helped by Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) staff, who have partnered with non-government agencies to provide urgent assistance.
Up to 130 young people across the Central Coast and Hunter who are at risk or experiencing homelessness will be better supported as they leave out of home care as part of the Premier’s Youth Initiative.
The NSW Government will soon make it easier for foster families to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.
Social housing tenants in Cranebrook today received on the spot repairs and were able to discuss issues about their home as part of a maintenance pop up organised by the Department of Family and Community Services.
Victims experiencing domestic and family violence living on the Northern Beaches will now have a single contact point to access the support they need with the commencement of the Northern Beaches Safer Pathway site.
The newly renovated and expanded office for Wentworth Community Housing in Penrith was officially opened today by Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward and local Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres.
People experiencing domestic and family violence will receive tailored, multi-agency support with the roll out of Safer Pathway in the Penrith and St Marys Local Area Commands (LACs) from September 2017.
The transformation of residential care is underway, with 26 service providers moving to the next stage of the open tender to provide Intensive Therapeutic Care.
The NSW Government has taken a major step towards delivering thousands of additional homes for vulnerable people across the State, with contracts awarded for the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
Minister for Women Tanya Davies today urged organisations and community groups, with innovative ways to encourage leadership and economic independence for women, to apply for their share of $200,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Investing in Women 2017 grants program.
House With No Steps and Northcott have been selected by the NSW Government to run disability supported accommodation services.
AN innovative program aimed at reducing homelessness in young people leaving care
was officially launched by Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward and
Ladder CEO Elisabeth Tuckey, in Western Sydney today.
National Youth Week in NSW was today launched at the youth forum "Get involved, be heard, make a difference!"