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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.

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.

Three more providers announced for supported accommodation and respite services

19 Apr 2017:

The providers announced include consortia that were formed by organisations coming together to deliver the NDIS.

New operators announced for rural and regional disability services

19 Apr 2017:

LiveBetter Community Services, Hunter Valley Disability Services and Mid North Coast Disability Services have been selected by the NSW Government to provide disability supported accommodation services.

NSW Therapeutic Care Framework launched

13 Apr 2017:

The NSW Therapeutic Care Framework (TCF) will support children and young people in statutory out of home care (OOHC) to receive the Therapeutic Care they need to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Domestic violence disclosure scheme delivering for victims

13 Apr 2017:

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward and Police Minister Troy Grant have praised the first year of the NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme pilot initiative, an empowering tool for those at risk of domestic or family violence.

Program and Keynote Speakers Announced – Live, Work, Play

7 Apr 2017:

Hear about the progress being made towards building a more inclusive NSW.

NSW Government supports flood rescue efforts in Northern NSW

6 Apr 2017:

People left stranded by the Northern NSW floods have been helped by Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) staff, who have partnered with non-government agencies to provide urgent assistance.

FACS pause on accepting items for flood victims

3 Apr 2017:

Thank you for thinking of the people who have been devastated by the floods.

Over three million in new funding for ageing advocacy peak bodies

3 Apr 2017:

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies today announced more than $3 million in new funding agreements for four key NSW ageing advocacy organisations.

NSW government boosts support of young people at risk of homelessness

3 Apr 2017:

Up to 130 young people across the Central Coast and Hunter who are at risk or experiencing homelessness will be better supported as they leave out of home care as part of the Premier’s Youth Initiative.

Current emergency information available on www.emergency.nsw.gov.au

31 Mar 2017: Information about the current evacuation Centre Locations, Flood Evacuation orders, road closures and school closures in North East NSW.

Share your great practice with children and families

31 Mar 2017: Submissions for the 2017 Shining a light on good practice report are now open

First two new providers announced for supported accommodation and respite services group homes

30 Mar 2017:

The first two providers have a long and proud history of delivering accommodation services to people with disability

New operators announced for disability services

30 Mar 2017:

House With No Steps and Northcott have been selected by the NSW Government to run disability supported accommodation services.

A forever home for our most vulnerable children

29 Mar 2017:

The NSW Government will soon make it easier for foster families to adopt children in their care, under the most significant reforms to child protection and out of home care in almost a decade.

Building a better child protection system

29 Mar 2017: Today we announced our new approach to child protection, which will ensure a coordinated response across government and the sector and will address the needs of children and families early to give them a strong foundation for a better life.

2017 Premier's Awards

29 Mar 2017:

Nominations for the 2017 Premier’s Award have now opened. The award recognises excellence by individuals and teams in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.

Call for the aboriginal community to get prepared for the NDIS

27 Mar 2017:

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.

The Guiding Principles Yarning Circle rolls out Local Advisory Group Development Workshop

27 Mar 2017:

Moree hosted the February 2017 Guiding Principles Yarning Circle (GPYC) meeting and focussed on supporting the establishment of Local Advisory Groups.