Caseworker vacancy drops to lowest ever rate in March 2016 quarter

The state-wide caseworker vacancy rate has dropped to a new low of 3 per cent in the March 2016 quarter, data released today by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has revealed.

Nominate a carer you know today

Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today announced that nominations for the 2016 NSW Carers Awards are open.

NSW budget: Aboriginal service funding

The NSW Government has announced today Budget funding to ensure the future of Aboriginal Child and Family Centres (ACFCs) across NSW which provide essential and accessible services to Aboriginal people.

Liveable Communities Grants projects announced

FACS is funding 24 projects from across NSW, to receive a total of $1.8 million in grants to help create more liveable communities for older people.

More funding to help people get NDIS ready

The NSW Government is investing an additional $3 million to help people with disability and their families get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka announced today.

More power to our seniors

NSW Seniors Card holders will now have greater access to 100% carbon neutral power thanks to a new deal with energy company, Powershop.

$2 million funding boost to support volunteers

More than $2 million will be invested on innovative initiatives to better recruit, support and recognise volunteers in NSW, Minister responsible for volunteering John Ajaka announced today.

Bright ideas for accessible tourism

Minister for Disability Services and Ageing John Ajaka today welcomed people with disability and representatives from government, business, academia and the non-government organisations to a forum focused on making tourism more accessible in NSW.

FACS caseworkers encouraged to use family group conferencing

Family Group Conferencing is now rolling out across the six metropolitan Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains districts.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in the private sector can now exchange information under Ch 16A

New changes have been made to child protection legislation that have expanded the range of professionals who can exchange information about the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people under Chapter 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act) 1998.

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