News and newsletters related to the Department of Human Services from around our state.

09 October 2015 'What's Important to YOUth?' discussion paper now available

The next stage of the development of a new exciting policy aimed at improving government support for young Victorians is now available, and we need your input.

06 October 2015 Grants for National Youth Week 2016 now open

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people who are 12 – 25 years old, allowing them to express their creativity and have their say about issues important to them.

01 October 2015 The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability

Are you a person with a disability who is over 18 years old? The Victorian Government wants to know about your experiences, in your life and your community, since the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 commenced on 1 January 2013.

01 October 2015 Disability self-help grants now open

The Department of Health and Human Services' disability self-help grants for 2015–17 are now open for applications.

24 September 2015 In focus e-newsletter

Read the September 2015 issue of In focus - the department's e-newsletter.

21 September 2015 A light-arted look at three of Melbourne’s housing estates

Housing estates in Richmond, Collingwood and Atherton Gardens (Fitzroy) recently lit up their towers and grounds to shine a light on negative perceptions of the estates.

17 September 2015 We want to hear from you about youth policy!

Get online to have your say in the development of the Victorian Government’s new youth policy.

16 September 2015 Historic NDIS agreement signed to help people with a disability

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments have signed a historic bilateral agreement outlining the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Victoria over the next three years.

16 September 2015 Markham Avenue estate planning gets underway

Residents at Markham Avenue estate in Ashburton will be consulted over plans to demolish existing rundown 1950s-era buildings and replace them with brand new housing.

15 September 2015 Celebrating foster carers who open their hearts and homes to children

The Minister for Families and Children has marked Foster Care Week 2015 with the announcement of $1.7 million to improve engagement and support for Victorian foster carers.

11 September 2015 Victoria in Bloom gardening competition now open

Victoria in Bloom recognises and rewards the great work of public and community housing residents with green thumbs.

11 September 2015 Victorian Government celebrates child protection staff and programs

The Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, Minister for Families & Children officially launched Child Protection Week at the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at Zinc, Federation Square.

10 September 2015 Nominate now for the 2015 Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards

These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant, or a group of tenants, who contribute to their community.

09 September 2015 Calling all young achievers!

Nominations for the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards are now open!

08 September 2015 Student Scholarships Program - motivating study and life

280 Victorian students have been awarded Student Scholarships to help them continue their final years of secondary school.