Caseworker vacancy rate remains stable in June 2016 Quarter

The state-wide caseworker vacancy rate has remained stable at three per cent in the June 2016 quarter, according to data released today by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).

Housing project delivers strong interest

The first Communities Plus renewal project at Ivanhoe (Macquarie Park) has sparked strong interest from the private sector development industry and Community Housing Providers (CHPs), said Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard.

CareerPathways helps you build the confidence and skills to find a job

The CareerPathways program helps you train for your new career, while supporting you through the process.

Domestic violence: Permanent improvement to temporary accomodation

Family and Community Services is inspecting temporary accommodation to ensure that women escaping domestic violence are housed in safe facilities.

Helping more seniors become tech savvy

Close to 10,000 free or low-cost training places to help older people become tech savvy are now available, Minister for Ageing John Ajaka announced today.

2016-17 Liveable Communities grants applications open

Do you have an innovative idea, project or platform that has the potential to improve the lives of older people living in NSW? Apply for a 2016-17 Liveable Communities grant today.

FACS accreditation and out-of-home-care

In August 2016, the Office of the Children’s Guardian accredited 12 of the 15 Family and Community Services Districts. The three remaining Districts all have interim accreditation.

NSW Seniors Festival Grants to focus on ‘Inclusive Communities’

The 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grants program is now open.

Earlier intervention set for major reform

More than 130,000 children, families and communities will benefit from reforms which promote increased early support to vulnerable families, Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard announced today.

Cross border checks protect more children

A major increase in the exchange of information between federal and state agencies and the continuous checking of new records has resulted in thousands of high risk adults being prevented from working with children, the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard said today.

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