News

Record numbers of at risk children being seen and assessed by caseworkers

26 May 2017:

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.

Register now for the next FACS Research to Practice Seminar - Exploring the ethics of our work with Dr Vikki Reynolds

24 May 2017:

Dr Vikki Reynolds is an Adjunct Professor who teaches in college and university graduate programs in Vancouver. Her work addresses addiction, substance use, diversity, homelessness, trauma and violence.

Nearly $1 million in annual rent income made during first half of public housing amnesty

23 May 2017:

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.

MyHousing Online Services Videos Now Available in Five New Languages

22 May 2017:

Do you provide support to people from Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese speaking backgrounds, who need help with housing? The MyHousing Online Services videos have been translated from English into these five different languages.

Waterloo nominated as next state significant precinct

22 May 2017:

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.

See the Possibilities – see the ability, not the disability

18 May 2017:

The new campaign asks individuals and businesses to take the pledge to support more inclusive hiring practices for people with disability.

Influencers gather to workshop state's first Women's Strategy

18 May 2017:

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.

State's first strategy to improve outcomes for women

16 May 2017:

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.

Tech Savvy Seniors on tour

15 May 2017:

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.

Extra time to receive a funding boost for social housing spaces

11 May 2017:

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.

ChildStory 2017

10 May 2017:

ChildStory is on track for implementation throughout NSW in 2017.

Federal budget tackles major issues for NSW seniors

10 May 2017:

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.

Live stream Tuesday 9 May - Research to Practice Seminar - Act with urgency: responding to neglect

8 May 2017:

FACS presents the latest research and practice approaches to help practitioners work with skill, empathy and urgency to improve the lives of children experiencing neglect streamed live online here.

New housing checklist to help older people into right homes

8 May 2017:

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.

First tranche of social and affordable housing fund homes ready for tenants

8 May 2017:

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 domestic and family violence victims to safer pathway program

8 May 2017:

GPs can now refer victims of domestic and family violence to specialist support services in a significant expansion of the Safer Pathway program.

Sexual Assault Strategy Consultation Workshops Begin

27 Apr 2017:

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.

Seven week Public Housing amnesty begins

24 Apr 2017:

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.

FACS partners with TAFE NSW to improve housing service delivery

24 Apr 2017:

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.

New round of funding to boost economic opportunities for women across NSW

24 Apr 2017:

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.