The Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) welcomes yesterday’s announcement from the NSW Greens to invest $4.5 billion to build 20,000 public and low income homes across NSW over 4 years.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) have today welcomed the New South Wales Government’s in-principle support for a $1 billion incentive fund to support new social and affordable housing investment.
Today’s commitment from NSW Labor to provide funding certainty for disability advocacy groups in NSW and establish a new employment advocacy body and will help ensure people with disability are given a strong voice in decisions that affect them according to the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Last week NCOSS joined over 200 organisations in calling for all parties to support an end to the detention of children once and for all. See the full statement here.
A $30 million injection into homelessness services in NSW is a welcome investment, but certainty is needed to ensure services can adequately tackle rising levels of homelessness according to the NSW peak body for community services.
The NSW Government’s commitment to funding certainty for pensioner and senior concessions is a welcome step, but a broader review of the concessions system is needed to ensure adequate support is reaching households doing it tough according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
Consumers could bear the long term costs of leasing the electricity networks if adequate safeguards are not put in place beforehand according to a new report from the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
A review of the NSW concessions system is desperately needed as low income households struggle to afford the basic essentials according to a new report from the Council of Social Service of NSW.
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.