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.
Department of Human Services staff member Andrea Mills was recognised by the Gold Coast community for her work in helping the city deal with domestic violence.
Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
This week, 8-17 April, is National Youth Week. The theme is ‘it starts with us’, something Tim Boroughs, a social worker with the Department of Human Services, can relate to through his own experience and the work he does with young people.
Department of Human Services General Manager Hank Jongen said today’s World Social Work Day is an ideal opportunity to recognise the effort put in by the department’s passionate social workers. Continue reading Social Workers in the spotlight
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. – Anne Frank Continue reading Recognising our wonderful social workers on their special day