A new plan for the mental health system in NSW has the capacity, if fully implemented, to provide early, effective care and support that could prevent people becoming unwell in the first place according to the peak body for community services.
Investment in additional housing and homelessness services is the thing most likely to benefit people on low incomes according to new findings in the largest survey of Australia's community services sector.
The appointment of Mr Andrew Johnson as the first Advocate for Children and Young People in NSW is an important step in ensuring children and young people are given a say in decisions that affect them according to the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) and Youth Action NSW.
A review of rebates available to low income households struggling to make ends meet is desperately needed following a spike in household energy disconnections according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
New figures revealing a large drop in the number of households with access to social housing - despite tens of thousands remaining on waiting lists – show increased investment in social and affordable housing stock cannot be put off any longer according to the NSW peak body for community services.
The community sector is calling for urgent action to address the State’s social housing shortage ahead of the upcoming election as new figures show tens of thousands of people across NSW are left waiting, sometimes for over ten years.
The tragic death of Luke Batty highlights the need to better coordinate support and responses to domestic and family violence to keep families and children safe says the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Findings today that NSW’s economy performance has returned to number one in the country means the state is in its best position in a decade to tackle its other number one position – the number of people living in poverty.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) have joined forces today, calling for a dedicated social housing investment fund from the proceeds of the long-term lease of 49 per cent of the NSW electricity grid.
NSW has nearly nine hundred thousand people living in poverty – more than any other state – according to research that provides the most up-to-date picture of experiences of poverty in Australia.