News

Launch of new program to keep families together

17 Aug 2017:

Families in NSW will receive more support to stay together with new counselling and support services rolling out across the state.

'World first' project to reduce impact of domestic violence in Aboriginal communities

16 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government is greatly expanding the pilot of an innovative service to help Aboriginal defendants comply with an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).

CREATE National Survey 2017

14 Aug 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.

Ivanhoe Estate: Australia's biggest social and affordable housing development

14 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government has announced the successful tenderer for Ivanhoe Estate, the biggest social and affordable housing renewal development in Australia and the first of five major sites delivered under the $22 billion Communities Plus program.

Expansion of rental subsidy for those escaping domestic violence

10 Aug 2017:

A private rental subsidy to support those escaping domestic and family violence has been expanded to now include those earning moderate incomes, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward announced today.

Further support for vulnerable youth at risk of homelessness

9 Aug 2017:

Young people at risk of homelessness in Western Sydney, South Western Sydney and Southern NSW will have increased access to support services under an innovative rental assistance program designed to support young people into housing.

NSW will change laws to remove tent city

8 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government will urgently move to change laws to allow authorities to remove the Martin Place tent city following inaction by the City of Sydney, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced.

NSW Grandparent of the Year Award nominations open

2 Aug 2017:

If your grandparent or an older person you know deserves an award for everything they do for their family and community, then this is your chance to nominate them.

New operators announced for the transfer of supported accommodation and respite services

1 Aug 2017:

The providers announced join those selected earlier this year to operate supported accommodation and respite services in other regions across NSW.

New operators announced for disability services

1 Aug 2017:

Following an extensive consultation, Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams announced the successful providers to take over the operation of state supported accommodation services in Sydney and the Central Coast.

Nominations open for NSW carers awards

31 Jul 2017:

Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams is encouraging people across NSW to nominate an exceptional carer or employer for a NSW Carers Award.

Applications open for 2018 NSW Seniors Festival grants

26 Jul 2017:

Local organisations and councils across the state are encouraged to apply for a 2018 NSW Seniors Festival grant, to celebrate the festival’s 60th year.

NSW Seniors Festival turns 60

25 Jul 2017:

Local organisations and councils across the state are being encouraged to celebrate the enormous contribution seniors make by holding an event during the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival.

Photography competition open now

21 Jul 2017:

Sharing the most special moments of the day when the sun begins to wake with the most precious people.

$10 million for NGOs to support people in crisis or experiencing homelessness

21 Jul 2017:

The NSW Government is inviting non-government organisations to develop innovative temporary supported accommodation models for people in crisis or experiencing homelessness.

MACA media awards: let's talk about ageing

20 Jul 2017:

Unique, balanced and realistic media reports on older people are being sought for entry into the 2017 MACA Media Awards.

Religious leaders come together to discuss domestic and family violence

18 Jul 2017:

Religious leaders from across the state will today join Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward to discuss how they can work with their communities to tackle domestic and family violence.

Applications for membership to the Disability Council NSW are now open

14 Jul 2017:

The Disability Council advises the NSW government on issues affection people with disability

Have your say – Review of the Companion Animals Regulation

13 Jul 2017:

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is reviewing the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 and calls for feedback from the public on the legislation.

2017 NSW Grandparents Day grants applications closing soon

13 Jul 2017:

Applications for 2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants close on Friday 14 July at 5pm.