Centrelink services at Lightning Ridge are changing from Monday 22 October 2018. Continue reading Changes to Centrelink services in Lightning Ridge
The morning routine with children can be difficult for most parents but when you have a child with special needs, stress levels can be extreme. Continue reading Natalie takes caring one day at a time
Tropical skies and crystal clear water is part of everyday life in Samoa. But it wasn’t all long walks on the beach and drinking from coconuts for university student Grace Barron.
An article published by ZDNet on 2 October 2018 reports information about the Department of Human Services’ income welfare compliance activities that is incorrect. Continue reading 2 October 2018 – Correction of inaccurate ZDNet report
Watch the latest #DHSTV for an update from Hank Jongen about what’s happening at the Department of Human Services during October 2018. Continue reading October 2018 Update #DHSTV
30 September is International Translation Day, which celebrates the crucial work language professionals do to build understanding in the community.
September is Dementia Awareness Month and the Department of Human Services has been working closely with Dementia Australia to share information to help families start a conversation about dementia.
We did a callout for questions on social media and filmed a panel Q&A with Dementia Australia’s Dr Kaele Stokes and one of our Financial Information Service officers, Justin Bott.
The panel discussion touched on issues including pension rates, downsizing, younger onset dementia and where to go for more information and support.
Watch the full discussion below.
Carer Allowance recipients are being urged to take action and complete their Carer Allowance Income Review in time for the introduction of a new income test this month.
To have acknowledgement of my existence, to be respected and to keep my dignity.
These were the three last wishes of Ethel, an aged care resident.
If you’re a student, the decisions you make now won’t lock you in forever. But there’s still lots to consider before you finish school. Whether you’re thinking about going to uni, doing an apprenticeship, or starting a job, the Department of Human Services offers a range of support for school leavers.