News

Public consultation for improving disability resident protections in supported group accommodation

12 Jan 2018:

The public consultation period runs until Friday 2 March 2018.

New services to reduce homelessness

22 Dec 2017:

Three non-government organisations have been awarded contracts to deliver supported temporary accommodation in place of low-cost motels and caravan parks in South Western Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.

Vibrant new mixed housing precint in Redfern

21 Dec 2017:

A brand new mix of private, social and affordable housing in the heart of Redfern will offer vital housing support for those who need it most in Sydney’s inner city.

Response to final royal commission report

15 Dec 2017:

The NSW Government has established a taskforce to respond to the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which was submitted today to the Governor-General and tabled in the Australian Parliament.

NSW women of the year nominations extended

15 Dec 2017:

The public now has more time to submit nominations for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Jingle all the way with the seniors' Christmas concert

14 Dec 2017:

For the first time, the popular 2017 Seniors Christmas Concert series featuring Peter Cousens will be available online from today.

Villawood renewal sees social housing boost

13 Dec 2017:

The NSW Government is set to transform and revitalise a neglected site in Western Sydney, increasing the supply of social and affordable through the Communities Plus building program.

New centre to support vulnerable families

12 Dec 2017:

Some of the state’s most vulnerable families will be supported in a new centre which opened in Sydney’s south today.

NSW to protect pregnant job seekers from discrimination

10 Dec 2017:

NSW will abolish a law that allows employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job.

For sale: Sirius building goes to market

7 Dec 2017:

The Sirius building is officially on the market, with the proceeds of the sale to provide more social housing for the State’s most vulnerable people.

For the record: Youth Off the Streets

5 Dec 2017:

In March 2017 Family and Community Services (FACS) announced that 26 service providers were moving to the next stage of the open tender to provide Intensive Therapeutic Care for our most vulnerable children and young people.

Women in NSW living longer and healthier lives

5 Dec 2017:

The latest snap shot of the health of women in NSW will be released today in the Women in NSW Report Series 2017: Health and Wellbeing.

Celebrating NSW volunteers

5 Dec 2017:

More than 8,400 volunteers across NSW have been recognised by the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program on International Volunteer Day.

Women in NSW living longer and healthier lives

5 Dec 2017:

The latest snap shot of the health of women in NSW will be released today in the Women
in NSW Report Series 2017: Health and Wellbeing
.

Increasing the representation of people with disability in the public sector

4 Dec 2017:

Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, today announced Jobs for people with disability: A plan for the NSW public sector.

FACS prepares for transition to Human Services Agreement

30 Nov 2017:

All NSW government agencies are now required to use the Human Services Agreement (HSA) when procuring human services from non government organisations. This includes existing human services contracts that are being renewed.

Boost for singing seniors in NSW

24 Nov 2017:

Seniors across the State have something to sing about today as the NSW Government awards dozens of organisations funding to expand or start new choirs for older people.

Recruitment for new caseworkers continues

24 Nov 2017:

The NSW caseworker vacancy rate has remained stable at 5 per cent as recruitment for 141 new child protection roles continues across the State.

NSW youth explore new frontiers

21 Nov 2017:

24 community projects, developed by high school students, have been recognised by the Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams, at a ceremony at Parliament House.
Youth

NSW urged to help women in need with #itsinthebag Christmas donations

18 Nov 2017:

Community members across NSW are being urged to donate handbags filled with everyday essentials and little luxuries to make a difference to the lives of women in need this Christmas.