Social worker Rod Painter has heard some incredible stories of survival during his time in bushfire ravaged areas of NSW.
February saw Townsville face its biggest natural disaster in recent times when it was hit by floods that destroyed homes and devastated the community.
Tonight around 116,000 people are homeless, some bearing the brunt of a harsh winter and sleeping rough on Australia’s streets.
Danielle is a Social Worker and Dan is a Community Engagement Officer. They both work for the Department of Human Services, making sure young people in their community don’t slip through the cracks.
This World Social Work Day, Department of Human Services’ staff member, Yasmin, reflects on why she became a social worker.
Every night, around 105,000 people are homeless or sleeping rough across the country, with almost half of those aged under 25 years, and nearly 18,000 children under the age of 12 years.
On World Social Work Day the Department of Human Services recognises and celebrates the important role social workers have in the department providing support to all Australians.
On Tuesday 13 September, Department of Human Services Secretary Kathryn Campbell acknowledged the significant work done within the department to raise awareness of family and domestic violence.
At 3am Thursday morning the temperature in Tweed Heads was a brisk 9 degrees.
Every year, in the first week of August, Homelessness Australia coordinate Homelessness Week. It’s a week to raise awareness of homelessness, the people who experience it and the issues they face.