According to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS), the 2017-18 NSW Government Budget is a missed opportunity to invest in people and stop the growing number of people and families reaching crisis point.
NCOSS's latest Cost of Living report shows the sobering lengths vulnerable NSW residents are going to in order to pay their energy bills.
Friday 2 June 2017
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomes the announcement of the second phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
NCOSS CEO Tracy Howe said the SAHF continues to be an important and innovative model to increase social and affordable housing that will help support vulnerable groups of people across the state.
Monday 22 May 2017
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT), the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and the Law Society of NSW have joined forces in calling on the State Government to recognise and address the multiple barriers Aboriginal people face in obtaining and retaining a drivers licence.
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Community Legal Centres in NSW facing cuts to their federal government funding have been given a reprieve following today’s announcement of $6 million in additional support over the next two years from the NSW Government.
Monday 10 March 2017
The NSW Council of Social Service welcomes today’s announcement of the successful projects to be delivered under the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
NCOSS President Tony Davies said the projects showed the SAHF was an important tool encouraging new strategies to boost social and affordable housing across the state.
Friday 3 February 2017
The 2017 Report on Government Services into child care, education and training shows new investment has improved early childhood education attendance in NSW but there is still much more work to do to ensure access for all children, according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).
Monday 12 December 2016
The high and growing cost of accessing health services is the number one reason that people experiencing or at risk of poverty and their families are unable to improve their health according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).
Wednesday 19 October 2016
A new plan released today from the NSW Council of Social Service shows a path forward for the NSW 2017 Budget to reduce the experience of poverty and disadvantage in NSW and prevent it happening in the first place.
Efforts to reduce childhood obesity must recognise that high levels of inequality are a crucial factor in rates of obesity or they risk children experiencing poverty and disadvantage falling further behind according to the NSW Council of Social Service.