News

Aboriginal children's champion named NSW Grandparent of the Year (NSW)

18 Oct 2017:

Selfless determination to improve the lives of countless children has won a Central Coast grandmother the NSW Grandparent of the Year Award.

Market briefing underway for the Social & Affordable Housing Fund Phase 2

18 Oct 2017:

The NSW Government has begun market engagement on the next stage of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will provide more housing for vulnerable people across the state, with coordinated access to tailored support.

Better outcomes for tenants as management transfers to community housing sector

17 Oct 2017:

Social housing tenants in NSW will be the beneficiaries of up to $1 billion in Commonwealth Rental Assistance over the next 20 years, following the transfer of 14,000 social housing properties to the Community Housing sector.

‘Women on the Edge’ wins gold award for reporting excellence

17 Oct 2017:

A story exploring the increasing number of older women seeking support for homelessness was the stand-out piece of journalism for judges at this year’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing (MACA) Media Awards.

2017 NSW Carer of the Year announced

16 Oct 2017:

Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, today announced Alan Gravolin as the 2017 NSW Carer of the Year.

Supermarket savings for NSW seniors

16 Oct 2017:

NSW seniors can save on average $200 a year on their groceries, thanks to Seniors Card discounts the NSW Government has secured with the Woolworths Group.

Plan for new homes and town centre at Telopea

13 Oct 2017:

Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts and Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward have today released a rezoning proposal that will transform Telopea with new homes and a vibrant town centre.

Community invited to shape Waterloo masterplan

13 Oct 2017:

The community consultation process for the Waterloo masterplan is now underway, with residents encouraged to share their vision for their community.

Rare insight into the lives of NSW seniors

12 Oct 2017:

Building wooden Porsches, meeting the Pope, finding and losing love, manning fishing trawlers in a storm, life at age 101, and humorous moments with modern technology are all but a handful of real life stories revealed in this year’s Seniors’ Stories Volume 3.

CREATE National Survey 2017

10 Oct 2017:

More than 1,300 children and young  people in out of home care in NSW will have their voices heard by participating in CREATE’s National Survey.

Two weeks left to apply for round two of domestic and family violence innovation fund

6 Oct 2017:

Those interested in being part of the second round of the NSW Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund have two weeks left to submit an Expression of Interest.

Professor Robynne Quiggin appointed chair of Aboriginal Housing Office

4 Oct 2017:

Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward today announced the appointment of Professor Robynne Quiggin as Chair of the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) Board.

Corporate leaders join government to tackle domestic and family violence

4 Oct 2017:

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward will today convene the first meeting of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Corporate Leadership Group.

Applications to 2017/18 Liveable Communities Grants program open

3 Oct 2017:

Applications to Round Three of the Liveable Communities Grants program open at 10am, Tuesday 3 October and close at 2pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

More than $1.3M for seniors to live better in NSW

3 Oct 2017:

Seniors will benefit from funding now available for projects that will help older people lead active, independent and healthy lives.

NSW urged to 'tap' into talents of seniors

3 Oct 2017:

The health and well-being of older people is in the spotlight today, as International Day of Older Persons reminds communities across NSW to tap into the talents of seniors.

Live stream the Pathways of Care special session at the 2017 ASPC Conference

25 Sep 2017:

Can’t make it to the Pathways of Care special session at the 2017 ASPC Conference? We will be live streaming the entire session!

Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund Round 2 Expressions of Interest now open

22 Sep 2017:

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for the Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund Round 2. Round 2 builds on the success of Round 1, and will provide up to $10 million in funding for new and innovative approaches to preventing or responding to domestic and family violence in NSW.

$2 million invested for domestic violence service on the Central Coast

22 Sep 2017:

Catholic Care Broken Bay is the new Integrated Domestic and Family Violence service provider for the Central Coast, ensuring a vital support service will continue in the area, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Pru Goward and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch announced today.

$19 million program to scale-up NSW disability sector

18 Sep 2017:

Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills and Small Business John Barilaro today announced a new $19 million Disability Sector Scale-Up (DSSU) program to help NSW businesses prepare for and make the most of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).