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

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 departmentís 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.

13 September 2016 September Not for Profit News is now available

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

07 September 2016 Victoria's child protection workers honoured

Foster and kinship carers help to make our world a safer place for many children and their work and sacrifice is often gone unnoticed.

01 September 2016 Adoption equality starts now in Victoria

From 1 September 2016, same-sex and gender diverse couples can now adopt in Victoria as a result of changes to adoption laws.

11 August 2016 Victorian adoption law review: have your say

Individuals and organisations with an interest, expertise or experience in adoption are invited to have their say on the future of Victorian adoption legislation as part of an independent review.

11 August 2016 First of six new community-based homes opens in Oakleigh

The first of six new community-based homes to replace the Oakleigh Centreís outdated congregate accommodation for people with a disability officially opened this week.

10 August 2016 Victoria's new Disability Advisory Council members

Eleven new members have been appointed to the Victorian Governmentís main advisory body representing people with a disability.

01 August 2016 August Not for Profit News is now available

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

13 July 2016 July Not for Profit News is now available

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

01 July 2016 NDIS roll out commences in Victoria

From 1 July, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will become available in North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) for the first time, as the NDIS starts to roll out across Victoria.

29 June 2016 New youth policy to better connect young people and government

Young Victorians will benefit from a range of new opportunities to have their say and participate in decision-making, as part of the Victorian Governmentís new youth policy.

28 June 2016 Supporting the transition to NDIS

The Victorian Government has announced that 16 organisations will share in $10 million in funding to deliver NDIS readiness activities where they are needed most.