National Youth Week in NSW was today launched at the youth forum "Get involved, be heard, make a difference!"
A Request for Tender (RFT) was published on Monday, 20 March 2017 on eTendering for a new FACS External Legal Services Panel for child protection legal work.
Moree hosted the February 2017 Guiding Principles Yarning Circle (GPYC) meeting and focussed on supporting the establishment of Local Advisory Groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ageing Tanya Davies today launched the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival, which runs until 12 March.
The NSW Government has announced the Benevolent Society as the new provider of FACS clinical services for people with disability across NSW.
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.
Targeted recruitment programs have been put in place in a bid to attract extra caseworkers to the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
The final meeting in 2016 was attended by the Secretary and former Minister for Family and Community Services.
FACS will offer an amnesty for any FACS Housing or Aboriginal Housing tenant that would like to voluntarily report any undisclosed income, financial assets or property ownership.