News

Redevelopment of Bonnyrigg Public Housing Estate

23 Feb 2015: The redevelopment of the public housing estate in Bonnyrigg is progressing after the NSW Government negotiated a new arrangement with UrbanGrowth NSW and St George Community Housing.

FACS Housing Airds and Campbelltown offices are relocating to a shared office

6 Feb 2015:

FACS Housing Airds and Campbelltown offices are relocating to a shared office.

Disasters happen – so get ready for summer now!

18 Dec 2014: Summer is a great time of year for relaxing and having fun, but unfortunately it’s also a time when disasters – such as fires, floods or storms – often hit.

How the child protection system works when there is an abandoned baby

4 Dec 2014:

It is almost impossible to know what might be running through a parent’s mind when they abandon their own baby.

Caseworker vacancy rates continue to improve

28 Nov 2014: A regular report on child protection caseworkers published today by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services shows the statewide caseworker vacancy rate had declined for the fifth consecutive quarter said FACS Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter.

Timeframe extended to Have Your Say about the NSW Disability Inclusion plan

20 Nov 2014: The NSW Government is calling for comment about creating truly inclusive communities in NSW, and the draft NSW Disability Inclusion Plan discussion paper is now open for comment.

Social Housing EOI now released for Premier's Innovation Initiative

18 Nov 2014: The NSW Government is seeking innovative solutions to challenges facing the social housing system in NSW.

New social housing data released

23 Oct 2014:

The latest update of Expected Waiting Times for Social Housing in NSW has been released, showing a growing demand for properties across NSW.

From public housing to university thanks to scholarships

16 Oct 2014:

Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton has praised the sixty four winners of a new scholarship program will provide students in public housing with up to $5,000 to help them attain their goal of going to university or TAFE.

Public comment sought on draft regulation for Disability Inclusion Act

14 Oct 2014:

A draft Regulation to support the operation of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) has been released by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) today for public consultation.

Care for a carer you know

13 Oct 2014: This week during Carers Week, members of the community are encouraged to care for a carer they know.

NSW Disability Inclusion Plan – have your say!

10 Oct 2014: Everyone is invited to have input into the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan which will help break down the barriers for people living with disability. 

Their stories: Living Life My Way Ambassadors and Champions

8 Oct 2014: In 2013, the NSW Minister for Disability Services appointed 47 people to be Living Life My Way Ambassadors and Champions Ambassadors and Champions share their personal stories, experiences of managing their supports and of living a good life. 

Foster Care Week 2014 - caring for carers

15 Sep 2014:

14 - 20 September is Foster Care Week, a great way to recognise and celebrate the role of foster carers in our communities.

Strengthening Child Protection in NSW

9 Sep 2014: A message from Family and Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton.

Play your part protecting children

5 Sep 2014: National Child Protection Week is 7-13 September. Every Australian can do something to keep children and young people safe in their community.

Fourth Caseworker vacancy improvement in a row

29 Aug 2014: Caseworker vacancy rates have fallen for the fourth consecutive quarter, the Secretary of the Department of Family and Community Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter, announced today.

Social Housing Assets

18 Aug 2014: The NSW Government is interested in opportunities to work with non-government organisations and the private sector to drive innovation that can help increase the size of the social housing portfolio, and deliver better economic and social outcomes.

Premier’s Innovation Initiative

14 Aug 2014: The NSW Government is launching a new program to work with non-government organisations and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions for the State.

Adult survivors of sexual abuse - getting help and seeking justice

31 Jul 2014: Sexual abuse is a terrible crime that affects people for a long time. You may have been abused many years ago, but could still be suffering the consequences. Please see Community Services website for more information.