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

09 December 2016 Victorian Government releases Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

The Victorian Government has announced landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10-year plan to end family violence.

09 December 2016 Social housing tenants celebrated

Marlene McKay from South Melbourne and the Let’s Get Together Group from Shepparton have been announced as the Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners for 2016.

06 December 2016 A more inclusive Victoria - new disability plan to promote inclusion

'Absolutely everyone' is the state disability plan of the Victorian Government for 2017-2020, working with the community to promote greater inclusion.

01 December 2016 Redeveloping 1100 ageing public housing homes

The Victorian Government is investing $185 million to redevelop public housing properties at sites across metropolitan Melbourne, with an increase of at least 10 per cent in social housing.

14 November 2016 Help for the Homeless

A $109 million package will help 19,000 people at risk of or experiencing homelessness including young people, rough sleepers, veterans and people experiencing chronic homelessness over the next five years

14 November 2016 November Not for Profit News is now available

The November Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

26 October 2016 Commission for Children and Young People Report - Aboriginal children in out-of-home care

Today the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) tabled a report that examines the circumstances of about 1000 Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria’s out-of-home-care system.

20 October 2016 Getting the disability workforce ready for the NDIS

The Victorian Government has launched 'Keeping our sector strong: Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS' to ensure Victoria has a world-class disability workforce to support the roll out of the NDIS.

18 October 2016 October Not for Profit News is now available

The October Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

17 October 2016 Carers Recognition Act - supporting people in care relationships

While carers support people in their day to day activities, they themselves may need support to stay healthy and well.

13 October 2016 The year in review 2015–16

The Department of Health and Human Services 2015–16 annual report was tabled in Parliament on 13 October 2016.

12 October 2016 Commission report tabled in Parliament

The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) has undertaken a systemic Inquiry into Compliance with the Intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria (ACPP Inquiry).

23 September 2016 Tell us where you would like new Changing Places

The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and additional space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.

21 September 2016 New tool to monitor and reduce restrictive interventions

The department’s Senior Practitioner - Disability has developed a new tool to help staff working in disability support services better understand and monitor the use of restrictive interventions or practices.

15 September 2016 More support for Victorian carers

A $19.2 million funding boost announced during Child Protection Week will give foster, kinship and permanent carers access to more training, financial support and other assistance.