News

The Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign has launched in its landmark 10th year.

13 Nov 2013:

For the past decade, Don’t DIS my ABILITY has celebrated the diversity and ability of people with disability in NSW

Information about bushfires in NSW

18 Oct 2013: The Department of Family and Community Services has activated a number of evacuation centres and staff are working hard to support affected communities.

Professional development grants for NSW artists with disability.

17 Oct 2013:

Amplify your art is a professional development grant program for NSW artists with a disability. Grants will be awarded for amounts between $5,000 and $10,000 to individual artists

Feedback from first phase of Disability Services Act review now available

11 Oct 2013:

Earlier this year, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) held a number of community consultations across NSW as the first step in the review process of the Disability Services Act 1993 (the Act).

Community Services Caseworker Dashboard

28 Sep 2013: Community Services caseworker dashboard is now available, providing a clear account of frontline capacity.

Bringing the Department closer to communities

9 Sep 2013:
The Department of Family and Community Services has taken a major step towards improving its service delivery networks across NSW, to better place individuals, families and local communities at the centre of everything that we do.

Introducing John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services

12 Aug 2013:

The new Minister for Disability Services and Ageing and Minister for the Illawarra, the Hon John Ajaka MLC, takes some time out to introduce himself.

Land and Housing Corporation to join FACS as a separate entity within the cluster

2 Aug 2013: The Premier of NSW has transferred responsibility for the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) to the Minister for Family and Community Services, with LAHC to join the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) as a separate division. 

NSW Government signs Second Social Benefit Bond contract to support vulnerable families

17 Jun 2013:

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird and Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward announced the NSW Government has signed a contract for Australia’s second Social Benefit Bond. The bond will fund the Benevolent Society to support some of NSW’s most vulnerable families.

Statistics can improve services and lives

14 Jun 2013: Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward launches Women in NSW 2013, the second annual report on the status of women in NSW.

Face-to-face awareness training on neuromuscular disease to start in April 2013

24 Apr 2013:

In NSW, there are approximately 7,000 people affected with over 40 different neuromuscular conditions. Most of these are degenerative conditions that start in either childhood or adulthood and involve loss of muscle strength over time.

Top appointment to promote inclusion for people with disability, seniors and carers

14 Mar 2013: Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, Andrew Constance, today announced the appointment of Michael Woodhouse to the role of Executive Director, Carers, Ageing and Disability Inclusion.

Development of new disability legislation

14 Jan 2013:

The NSW Government is committed to a person centred disability system, one that meets the individual needs and goals of people with a disability and supports them to realise their potential. In line with the NDIS and to support reforms under Stronger Together 2, new disability legislation will be developed for NSW by the Department of Family and Community Services.

People with disability celebrate NSW NDIS agreement

10 Dec 2012:

NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance has joined people with disability, their families and carers at Northcott Disability Services in North Parramatta, to celebrate the historic agreement with the Commonwealth to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Launch of the National Disability Strategy NSW Implementation Plan 2012 – 2014

5 Dec 2012:

Launch of the NSW National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan 2012 - 2014.

Don't DIS our ABILITY to work

13 Nov 2012:

NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance today called for employers to see the potential and talent of people with disability at the launch of the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign at the head office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Don't DIS my ABILITY 2012

8 Nov 2012: International Day of People with Disability is celebrated in NSW during November and December with the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign.

NSW Government Apology for Forced Adoption Practices

19 Sep 2012:

On 20 September 2012 the NSW Parliament formally offered its deepest and sincerest apology for the mothers, adopted children and families who were negatively affected by the forced adoption practices of the past.

Register your interest to attend formal apology for forced adoption practices

30 Aug 2012: The NSW Government will make a formal apology for forced adoption practices which occurred in New South Wales.

NSW Ageing Strategy launched

6 Jul 2012: Minister for Ageing Andrew Constance today launched the NSW Ageing Strategy. The number of people aged 65 and over will more than double by 2050 and the NSW Government is encouraging people to plan for the future so they can enjoy their later years.