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

24 November 2015 United effort brings new sports pitch to Collingwood Housing Estate

Residents of the Collingwood housing estate now have a space to sink hoops and perfect their soccer skills with a new state of the art outdoor sports pitch.

18 November 2015 What you do in hot weather

The department is running a survey about hot weather and we need your help.

09 November 2015 New tool helps Victorians save money on power bills

Launched last month by Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio, the tool allows Victorians to enter in details from their smart meter or a recent bill and some information about their energy usage to find the best generally available offers.

30 October 2015 FReeZA grant recipients announced

The Victorian Government today announced the successful FReeZA grant recipients as part of its $7.2 million FReeZA program over three years.

27 October 2015 Collingwood estate residents work together to prevent family violence

Residents at Collingwood housing estate gathered together to take part in ‘a week without violence’, a global event which encourages communities to imagine a week without violence.

26 October 2015 The Link - volume 23 - October 2015

The Link newsletter provides concessions stakeholders with information available from the Victorian State Government’s concession program, along with other programs that may be useful for concession card holders.

26 October 2015 The Link concessions newsletter

The Link newsletter for concessions stakeholders

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.