Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia

The Department of Human Services is a Victorian Government department that plans, funds and delivers community and housing services in line with the government’s vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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  • Tell us where you would like new Changing Places

    Changing Places logo Friday 23 September 2016

    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.

  • New tool to monitor and reduce restrictive interventions

    Image of person in motorised wheelchair Wednesday 21 September 2016

    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.

  • More support for Victorian carers

    More support for Victorian carers: children playing Thursday 15 September 2016

    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.

  • Victoria's child protection workers honoured

    Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards 2016 Wednesday 07 September 2016

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

  • Adoption equality starts now in Victoria

    Adoption equality starts now Thursday 01 September 2016

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

  • Victorian adoption law review: have your say

    Review of adoption law Thursday 11 August 2016

    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.

  • First of six new community-based homes opens in Oakleigh

    Oakleigh Centre opening Thursday 11 August 2016

    The first of six new community-based homes to replace the Oakleigh Centreís outdated congregate accommodation for people with a disability officially opened this week.

  • Victoria's new Disability Advisory Council members

    Victorian Disability Advisory Council members Wednesday 10 August 2016

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

  • NDIS roll out commences in Victoria

    NDIS logo Friday 01 July 2016

    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.

  • New youth policy to better connect young people and government

    Young people talking at university Wednesday 29 June 2016

    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.

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