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iPads improving the client experience for housing tenants

8 Mar 2018:

FACS is using technology to improve how we interact with clients by simplifying our systems and processes.

Laws to protect pregnant job seekers pass Parliament

8 Mar 2018:

The NSW Parliament has repealed a law that allowed employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job today.

Funding boost to increase economic opportunities for women in NSW

8 Mar 2018:

Women across NSW are set to benefit from a boost to the latest round of the Investing in Women grants program, as the NSW Government doubles the support on offer to $400,000.

Professor Hala Zreiqat wins top accolade at 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards

8 Mar 2018:

An extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world has won Professor Hala Zreiqat the top accolade at the 2018 NSW Women of the Year awards.

More work to do as NSW pushes for gender equality

6 Mar 2018:

The number of women working and in leadership roles in NSW continues to steadily increase, according to the NSW Government’s ‘Then and Now’ report, a snap shot of the progress of women working in current or previously male-dominated industries.

Millers Point program continues to deliver

5 Mar 2018:

Hundreds of people on the social housing waiting list and hundreds more will have access to brand new homes as the NSW Government continues to deliver on its promise to build more housing through the sale of properties in Millers Point.

$6.6 million to promote youth mentoring

27 Feb 2018:

Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams, today announced four organisations will receive a share of $6.6 million over three years to deliver a youth mentoring program.

Fewer sleeping rough on CBD streets

23 Feb 2018:

Fewer people are sleeping rough on Sydney’s streets as record spending and intensive outreach efforts by the NSW Government deliver housing and support for people facing homelessness.

More assessors to determine the best permanency options for children and young people

23 Feb 2018:

A new, expanded panel of Independent Assessors across NSW will help boost permanency planning for children and young people who are in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home-care.

More caseworkers to help families in need

23 Feb 2018:

Extra child protection specialists have started work across NSW as the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) continues a major caseworker recruitment drive.

Stronger social housing communities for NSW

22 Feb 2018:

The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to build stronger social housing communities following the announcement of the successful recipients under the fourth round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).

Resident Rights consultation period extended

21 Feb 2018:

The NSW Government has extended the consultation period for improving resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation. You can now have your say by Sunday 11 March 2018.

NSW working with Commonwealth on national elder abuse plan

20 Feb 2018:

Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies have today reaffirmed the NSW Government’s commitment to working with the Commonwealth to tackle elder abuse.

Star-studded line up for Premier's Gala concerts

19 Feb 2018:

From today, seniors across the state can secure their seat to the pinnacle event of the NSW Government’s 2018 Seniors Festival.

Case worker trial to tackle elder abuse

19 Feb 2018:

A groundbreaking trial will offer better support to NSW seniors experiencing elder abuse.

Workplace survey to tackle domestic and family violence

15 Feb 2018:

A survey of more than 100 workplaces in NSW will examine their policies on domestic and family violence and explore how they can better support victims in their industry.

Have your say on NSW Women of the year

9 Feb 2018:

Youth advocates, entrepreneurs and a drone pilot are among the 28 women selected as finalists for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards, Minister for Women Tanya Davies announced today.

Second phase of Social and Affordable Housing Fund opens

7 Feb 2018:

The NSW Government has officially opened the Expressions of Interest for the second phase of its Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will deliver up to 1,200 additional social and affordable homes.

FACS launches new Strategic Plan

7 Feb 2018:

Our new FACS Strategic Plan 2017-2021 sets out our direction, goals and priorities for the next four years.

NSW prepares to entertain seniors for festival’s 60th year

5 Feb 2018:

More than 100 councils, small businesses and community organisations have received a share of $200,000 from the NSW Government, to hold events and activities during the 60th year of the NSW Seniors Festival.