Central West / Forbes flooding - 2016

If you have been impacted by the flooding in and around Forbes you may be eligible for assistance.

Millers Point sales help house the homeless

People who were homeless or on the housing waiting list now have a roof over their head with hundreds of new dwellings built from the sales of valuable taxpayer owned properties at Millers Point.

NSW residential care gets multi million dollar overhaul

Vulnerable children will receive intensive intervention to help them recover from trauma under a NSW Government plan to overhaul residential care, Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard announced today.

Don’t DIS my ABILITY is calling out for people with disability to feature in this year’s campaign

Don't DIS my ABILITY celebrates the diversity and ability of people with disability.

$1.5 million funding boost to help Aboriginal service providers and people get NDIS-Ready

Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today announced $1.5 million in funding to help Aboriginal disability service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

New outcomes focussed approach in statutory OOHC to be tested in NSW

Burrun Dalai Aboriginal Corporation, Mackillop Family Services and Key Assets Fostering will be partnering with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) to trial a NSW-specific Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for statutory out-of- home care.

Picnic heralds calls for more foster carers

Hundreds of foster families have echoed calls for more people to open their hearts and homes to vulnerable children at a special picnic to celebrate 2016 Foster Care Week.

Get involved with preventing homelessness

The NSW Government is calling on everyone with an interest in preventing homelessness to have their say on a new discussion paper Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW.

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).

Deadline to submit 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grant applications extended

The deadline to submit applications to the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival grants program has been extended to 11.59pm on Monday 12 September 2016.

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