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

05 February 2016 February Not for Profit News is now available

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

01 February 2016 Nominations for the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards are now open

The Victorian Disability Awards recognise people and organisations who make outstanding contributions to empowering people with a disability and creating an inclusive community.

28 January 2016 January 2016 Not for Profit News is now available

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

25 January 2016 New child safe standards now in effect

From 1 January 2016 new child safe standards apply to organisations that provide services for children and receive government funding or are covered by regulation or contractual requirements, such as hospitals, schools and early childhood services.

21 January 2016 New campaign launched to attract more Victorian foster carers

It's the little things foster carers do that make them amazing

21 January 2016 New ice training to support frontline workers

A free, online training package has been launched by the Victorian Government to support frontline workers who come into contact with people who are ice-affected.

23 December 2015 Art moves from street to estate in Collingwood

Young artists transform a plain brick wall into art on the Collingwood housing estate.

18 December 2015 Survive the heat this summer

With hot weather on the way it is important for you to stay cool to reduce your risk of heat related illness.

14 December 2015 Social housing volunteers honoured

Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners announced for 2015

07 December 2015 New child safe standards enshrined into law

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation which aims to improve the way organisations prevent and respond to child abuse in Victoria.

04 December 2015 New Auslan video remote interpreting service

On 18 November 2015, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley MP joined representatives from VicDeaf to launch the departmentís new Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Video Remote Interpreting service.

29 November 2015 Thank You Victorian Volunteer Champions

Fifty one outstanding Victorian volunteers were recognised on Sunday 29 November as part of the 2015 Premierís Volunteer Champions Awards.

25 November 2015 Helping Scouts connect young people with communities

Scouts Victoria will deliver a new program to promote youth participation in their communities, particularly for those who have traditionally faced barriers like multicultural communities and young people experiencing social and economic disadvantage

25 November 2015 Rural and Regional Youth Engagement Program

The Rural and Regional Youth Engagement Program supports local governments to help young people participate in their local communities.

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.