Homelessness NSW State Election Platform 2018-2019

Homelessness NSW is pleased to release its State Election Platform 2018-2019.

This platform calls for:

  1. An affordable Housing Strategy that includes the delivery of 5000 new social housing dwellings a year until 2026.
  2. A 10-year plan to end homelessness that includes no exits into homelessness, systemic funding of supportive housing approaches, a focus on ending inner city homelessness and a focus on prevention particularly for young people and women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.
  3. Enhancements to the specialist Homelessness System that addresses gaps created by the Going Home Staying Home reform.

Follow the link to read the State Election Platform 2018-2019

Seven News Young Achiever Awards

The Seven News Young Achiever Awards aims to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people in NSW & the ACT up to including 29 years of age.

The awards are free to enter and there are a number of categories open. Click here for more information or to nominate.


2018 NSW Youth Work Awards

Nominations for the 2018 NSW Youth Week Awards are now open.

This is your chance to nominate an individual or organisation for the difference they make in the lives of young people. Follow the link to check out categories and criteria. Nominations close Friday 21 September.

Interagency Training: NSW Ombudsman

In partnership with the Cessnock Community and Youth Development Project, the NSW Ombudsman is providing a half-day training seminar.

Two topics will be presented:

Supporting young people to make complaints and advocate for systems change

Reportable Conduct: Your Responsibilities

Kurri Kurri Community Centre

8th November 2018


To book your free spot, please phone Will on 0438 636 009


National Child Protection Week 2018

NAPCAN invites you to get involved with National Child Protection Week this year and play your part in creating safe and nurturing environments for all Australian children. Remember…

  • By building stronger communities, we can create safer environments for children
  • We all have a role to play in protecting children from harm
Overview of National Child Protection Week
  • National Child Protection Week starts annually on Fathers’ Day each September (Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th September this year).
  • National Child Protection Week is an opportunity for government, business and community to come together to promote the safety and wellbeing of children.
  • The enduring message of National Child Protection Week is that ‘Protecting children is everyone’s business’ and urges all Australians to ‘Play Your Part’.
  • A key message of the week is ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’. Research tells us that a strong community is important for children and helps them to thrive and be safe.
  • We all have a role to play in protecting children from harm. The little things we do every day can help to create safer environments for children. For instance:
    • Be kind to children and parents
    • Respect young people
    • Be a good role model around children
    • Get involved in your local community
    • Look out for signs of abuse or neglect; if you suspect something is wrong talk to an expert
    • Always take reports of abuse seriously
    • Avoid blame and don’t judge; instead, ask yourself what you can do to help
    • Listen to the needs of children and spend time with them

Innov8 Pitch Night 3

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is calling for submissions for a chance to pitch for one off funding.  A pitch night is an event held for organisations to pitch their innovative ideas to gain exposure and funding.  This round of funding is part of our Healthy Weigh Initiative.  Innov8 Pitch Night 3.