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

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.

05 November 2014 Apply now for 2015 Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Practice

Experienced child and family services practitioners are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Practice by Monday, 17 November 2014.

04 November 2014 Update on the implementation of the Victoria’s Vulnerable Children – Our Shared Responsibility Strategy 2013–2022

The third Implementation Bulletin, provides an update on the range of initiatives and reforms that have been put in place to achieve these goals and outcomes so far for Victoria’s vulnerable children and families.

31 October 2014 New Sandhurst Residential Services provider announced

Two organisations to join forces to deliver supported accommodation services for residents of Sandhurst Residential Services.

28 October 2014 Next Phase of Services Connect Begins

The eight new Services Connect Partnerships gathered together for the first time on 28 October to celebrate the exciting next phase of testing the Services Connect integrated model of human service delivery across rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria.

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.

23 October 2014 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.

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.

22 October 2014 Principal multi-disciplinary centre opens in Dandenong

Victoria's fourth multi-disciplinary centre was opened in Dandenong earlier this month, offering integrated support to adults and children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.

20 October 2014 Victoria in Bloom competition 2014-15 - nominate now

This competition recognises the gardening achievements of public and community housing tenants who enhance the quality of their homes and communities.

20 October 2014 $55 million to further progress out-of-home care reform

$55 million has been announced to further progress the reforms outlined in the Out-of-home care: a five year plan.

17 October 2014 Carer Action Agenda recognises vital carer role

The Victorian Carer Action Agenda was launched on 17 October 2014. The Agenda recognises the invaluable contribution carers make to those they care for as well as the wider Victorian community.

14 October 2014 Ending violence against women and children

A new comprehensive package of initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children across Victoria has been announced.

13 October 2014 Awards honour community volunteers

2014 Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners announced.

10 October 2014 Victorian Government Expands Services Connect

The Victorian Government is expanding Services Connect to eight new sites in partnership with the community services sector.