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The Art of Ageing Exhibition

13 Oct 2016:

Come along to the exhibition and challenge your perceptions, discover the full picture.

Housing pop up helps homeless into dressed-up digs

12 Oct 2016:

People sleeping rough around Sydney Town Hall have been given permanent accommodation with an added surprise after visiting the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) pop-up housing office.

Aboriginal community to play a key role in child protection matters

30 Sep 2016:

The Guiding Principles Yarning Circle (GPYC) has been created to ensure, improve and support Aboriginal community participation in decision making regarding the care and protection of Aboriginal children across NSW.

FACS Caseworkers and the integrity of child protection assessments

29 Sep 2016:

At the Upper House Parliamentary Inquiry earlier this week, questions were raised about how many caseworkers are employed by Family and Community Services (FACS).

2016-17 Liveable Communities grants applications close 30 September

27 Sep 2016:

Do you have an innovative idea, project or platform that has the potential to improve the lives of older people living in NSW?

Central West / Forbes flooding - 2016

26 Sep 2016: If you have been impacted by the flooding in and around Forbes you may be eligible for assistance.

Millers Point sales help house the homeless

25 Sep 2016:

People who were homeless or on the housing waiting list now have a roof over their head with hundreds of new dwellings built from the sales of valuable taxpayer owned properties at Millers Point.

Don’t DIS my ABILITY is calling out for people with disability to feature in this year’s campaign

21 Sep 2016:

Don't DIS my ABILITY celebrates the diversity and ability of people with disability.

New outcomes focussed approach in statutory OOHC to be tested in NSW

15 Sep 2016:

Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation, Mackillop Family Services and Key Assets Fostering will be partnering with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) to trial a NSW-specific Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for statutory out-of- home care.

Deadline to submit 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grant applications extended

26 Aug 2016:

The deadline to submit applications to the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grants program has been extended to 11.59pm on Monday 12 September 2016.

Caseworker vacancy rate remains stable in June 2016 Quarter

26 Aug 2016:

The state-wide caseworker vacancy rate has remained stable at three per cent in the June 2016 quarter, according to data released today by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

Housing project delivers strong interest

25 Aug 2016:

The first Communities Plus renewal project at Ivanhoe (Macquarie Park) has sparked strong interest from the private sector development industry and Community Housing Providers (CHPs), said Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard.

2016-17 Liveable Communities grants applications open

19 Aug 2016:

Do you have an innovative idea, project or platform that has the potential to improve the lives of older people living in NSW? Apply for a 2016-17 Liveable Communities grant today.

FACS accreditation and out-of-home-care

17 Aug 2016:

In August 2016, the Office of the Children’s Guardian accredited 12 of the 15 Family and Community Services Districts. The three remaining Districts all have interim accreditation.

NSW Seniors Festival Grants to focus on ‘Inclusive Communities’

15 Aug 2016:

The 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grants program is now open.

Live streaming of Pathways of Care Study session at the 2016 ACWA Conference

9 Aug 2016:

Do you want to hear about the latest research on children and young people in out-of-home care?

An Expo all about YOUTH!

29 Jul 2016:

We’re inviting YOUTH 15-24 years of age who are, or have been in out-of-home care to come to a FREE Youth Expo showcasing all the support and services available to them as they plan for their future.

Housing office comes to those in need

26 Jul 2016:

Family and Community Services has continued the rollout of the successful pop-up housing office program, this time held at Central Station.

Expressions of interest for the Quality Assurance Framework open 18 July

14 Jul 2016:

FACS is inviting NGO partners to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to take part in a trial of the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for statutory OOHC.

NDIS rolls out across half of NSW

1 Jul 2016:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins rolling out across half of NSW from today, 1 July 2016.