News

For the record: Waterloo redevelopment

8 Sep 2017:

Recent media coverage surrounding the Waterloo redevelopment has been inaccurate and deserves a response.

Social impact investment making a difference for vulnerable families

5 Sep 2017:

Australia’s first social impact investment has now been helping vulnerable families reunite or stay safely together for four years.

Expressions of Interest open to deliver Youth Frontiers mentoring program

30 Aug 2017:

The youth mentoring program will focus on youth wellbeing and connection with community.

Grandparents Day Photography Competition deadline extended until Friday 15 September

29 Aug 2017:

The deadline to submit entries to the 2017 NSW Grandparents Day photography competition has been extended. Entries are now open until Friday 15 September.

Statement regarding coronial inquest into the death of Braxton Slager

29 Aug 2017:

While we cannot comment on matters subject to the Coronial Inquest into the death of Braxton Slager, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has made a great many positive changes in the past few years.

Caseworker numbers increase, while recruitment for new positions commences

25 Aug 2017:

The vacancy rate for caseworkers across NSW has dropped to five per cent as recruitment ramps up following a $63 million boost to increase caseworker numbers to protect the State’s most vulnerable children.

FACS seeks partner for new approach to building and supporting guardians, adoptive parents and other carers

23 Aug 2017:

FACS has launched an open tender process for a non-government partner or consortium to develop a new approach to recruit, develop and support guardians, adoptive parents and other carers.

New program ensures seniors stay in the game

22 Aug 2017:

Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in their communities.

Launch of new program to keep families together

17 Aug 2017:

Families in NSW will receive more support to stay together with new counselling and support services rolling out across the state.

'World first' project to reduce impact of domestic violence in Aboriginal communities

16 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government is greatly expanding the pilot of an innovative service to help Aboriginal defendants comply with an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).

Ivanhoe Estate: Australia's biggest social and affordable housing development

14 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government has announced the successful tenderer for Ivanhoe Estate, the biggest social and affordable housing renewal development in Australia and the first of five major sites delivered under the $22 billion Communities Plus program.

Expansion of rental subsidy for those escaping domestic violence

10 Aug 2017:

A private rental subsidy to support those escaping domestic and family violence has been expanded to now include those earning moderate incomes, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward announced today.

Further support for vulnerable youth at risk of homelessness

9 Aug 2017:

Young people at risk of homelessness in Western Sydney, South Western Sydney and Southern NSW will have increased access to support services under an innovative rental assistance program designed to support young people into housing.

NSW will change laws to remove tent city

8 Aug 2017:

The NSW Government will urgently move to change laws to allow authorities to remove the Martin Place tent city following inaction by the City of Sydney, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced.

NSW Grandparent of the Year Award nominations open

2 Aug 2017:

If your grandparent or an older person you know deserves an award for everything they do for their family and community, then this is your chance to nominate them.

New operators announced for the transfer of supported accommodation and respite services

1 Aug 2017:

The providers announced join those selected earlier this year to operate supported accommodation and respite services in other regions across NSW.

New operators announced for disability services

1 Aug 2017:

Following an extensive consultation, Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams announced the successful providers to take over the operation of state supported accommodation services in Sydney and the Central Coast.

Nominations open for NSW carers awards

31 Jul 2017:

Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams is encouraging people across NSW to nominate an exceptional carer or employer for a NSW Carers Award.

Applications open for 2018 NSW Seniors Festival grants

26 Jul 2017:

Local organisations and councils across the state are encouraged to apply for a 2018 NSW Seniors Festival grant, to celebrate the festival’s 60th year.

NSW Seniors Festival turns 60

25 Jul 2017:

Local organisations and councils across the state are being encouraged to celebrate the enormous contribution seniors make by holding an event during the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival.