News

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

01 May 2015 Sandhurst residents given choice about future services

Sandhurst residents will be given greater choice over the services they receive following an announcement made by Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP.

28 April 2015 Applications open for Aboriginal family violence grants

The department invites applications from Victorian Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal community groups and other community service providers to submit for funding for projects that prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

24 April 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.

20 April 2015 National Youth Week is in full swing

Don't miss out, get along to SPECTACLE, a pop-up arts event at Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy.

15 April 2015 New disability plan for a more inclusive Victoria

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP has announced development of a new Victorian State Disability Plan 2017-2020.

02 April 2015 National Youth Week 2015 is set to kick off

National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration of young people.

18 March 2015 $43 million packages another boost for out-of-home care

The Victorian Government has announced a new $43 million initiative that will move children out of residential care and into home-based care placements.

16 March 2015 Have your say on NDIS quality and safeguards

The Commonwealth and state and territory governments are working together to develop a new national quality and safeguarding framework for the NDIS.

16 February 2015 Investment to improve safety and wellbeing for vulnerable children

The Victorian Government has announced a $19 million investment in the out-of-home care system to provide stronger support for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children and young people.

05 January 2015 Report it Right

The Report it Right and WIN! tertiary writing competition challenges media, journalism and communications students write a news story or feature article about a current news issue relating to disability.

18 December 2014 Intercountry Adoption Victoria - New entry and application process

A trial of a new registration process for interested and eligible families begins 1 February 2015.

28 November 2014 Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability on Wednesday 3 December 2014.

07 November 2014 Managing our clients and services in emergencies

Carmel Flynn, Director Health and Human Services Emergency Management, discusses two policies that will help agencies plan for the summer season.

27 October 2014 Supporting Kelly and her grandchildren

Watch this video to find out how Services Connect is assisting Kelly to look after her grandchildren.

22 October 2014 Reflecting on progress for people with a disability

The At home, play, school and work: Statement of achievements, released today, highlights the outcomes of the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 since it commenced in January 2013.