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

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.

09 February 2015 2015 Victorian Disability Sector Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Victorian Disability Sector Awards

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.

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.

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.

03 October 2014 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.

29 September 2014 Statement of expectations for regulators

Government response to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s 2011 inquiry Strengthening Foundations for the Next Decade: An Inquiry into Victoria's regulatory framework.

29 September 2014 A brighter future for Marie and her family

Marie looks forward to a brighter future with the assistance from her Services Connect key worker.