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Keynote address promotes improved NDIS for people with psychosocial disability

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, delivered a keynote address yesterday, at the second annual NDIS and Mental Health Conference in Melbourne.

National Disability and Carer Advisory Council

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, attended the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council in Melbourne on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

Government supports kids with disability at Invictus Games

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services Sarah Henderson, announced today the Australian Government’s support for young people with disability by sponsoring the Outback Academy Australia (OAA) Red Dust Heelers program.

Homes with heart – affordable housing delivered in the ACT

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, today joined Steven Persson, CEO, The Big Issue, to announce that the Havelock Housing Association in the Australian Capital Territory will receive $200,000 under the Homes for Homes initiative.

Carer Gateway supports over one million visitors

The Australian Government’s Carer Gateway website designed to support Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers with practical information and support has reached over one million visitors today.

New affordable housing initiative becomes reality

Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory will be the first to benefit from social and affordable housing funding under The Big Issue’s Homes for Homes initiative.

National Carers Week – celebrating those who help others

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Assistant Minister for Social Services the Hon Sarah Henderson MP are encouraging Australians to acknowledge the enormous contribution of Australia’s carers this week.

Social enterprise provides hands-on job opportunities for former students

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services Sarah Henderson today launched the My Maintenance Crew project as part of the Government’s $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund.

Government announces improved NDIS mental health support

A new ‘psychosocial disability stream’ for NDIS.

Nigel Webb appointed new Co-Chair for National Disability and Carers Advisory Council

Sarah Henderson, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services welcomes the appointment of Mr Nigel Webb as the new Co-Chair of the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council.

Major milestone as NDIS marks 200,000 Australians receiving support

NDIS has welcomed it’s 200,000th Australian receiving support through the scheme.

Giving people with disability a voice

People with disability will now have a greater opportunity to be part of the debate, conversation and policy-making for a more inclusive Australia.