first_imgMore early intervention support for families Vulnerable children and parents will benefit from improved early intervention support under a new program designed to provide practical assistance to families with the aim of preventing issues from escalating. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the Family Connect and Support program would bolster early intervention services available to children and families across NSW.“By intervening earlier when issues arise we can address their underlying causes and reduce the risk of further harm and keep families safely together,” Mr Ward said.“Family Connect and Support provides a single point of contact with which families can engage, offering a range of practical assistance, advice and information that can help them break the cycle of disadvantage and provide a safe home for children.”The new program streamlines existing services and support with the aim helping families to build better relationships, improve general health and wellbeing, and live independently in secure housing.It builds on features of the Family Referral Service and has been enhanced to include Family Group Conferencing, increased outreach to schools and hospitals, and a focus on Aboriginal families, families with children aged zero to five, and children and young people affected by mental illness.Nine non-government providers will deliver the program, including:Uniting NSW.ACT – Western NSW and Far West;Uniting NSW ACT in partnership with South Western Sydney Local Health District – South Western Sydney;Save the Children Australia – Murrumbidgee;South Coast Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation – Illawarra Shoalhaven;The Benevolent Society – Hunter, Central Coast and New England;Barnardos – Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Sydney and South East Sydney;Barnardos in partnership with CatholicCare – Northern Sydney;Social Futures – Northern NSW;Social Futures in partnership with Pathfinders – Mid North Coast; and,Mackillop Family Services in partnership with Marymead – Southern NSW.Family Connect and Support aligns with the NSW Government’s commitment to reduce the number of children and young people entering out-of-home care. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Act, Australia, Blue Mountains, Central, children, Department of Communities and Justice, disability, Government, Illawarra, Minister, NSW, save the Children, Shoalhaven, Society, southern, Western Sydneylast_img read more

first_imgUS senators introduce energy storage billU.S. Senators have introduced a Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act for 2013. This Act, also known as the STORAGE Act, will promote the deployment of energy storage technologies in the U.S. All storage technologies are supported by the bill. May 29, 2013 Shamsiah Ali Oettinger Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share The Act provides a 20% investment tax credit of up to US$40 million per project for storage systems that are connected to the grid and distribution system.The total amount available for these projects is capped at $1.5 billion. For on-site storage a 30% investment tax credit, of up to $1 million per project, is offered under the Act. The STORAGE 2013 Act is similar to the STORAGE 2011 Act in a sense that it offers investment tax credits for energy storage facilities. However ammendments have been made to the 2013 Act as highlighted by the bipartisan group of senators who introduced the Act last week. The minimum size for a storage system to be eligible for credit is now 5 kWh. It was 20 kWh before. This thus makes sense for small businesses to participate and the hope is that it will incentivize storage companies to create leasing models for residential users considering how leasing models have been successful at increasing grid-connected residential solar in the U.S. Home owners can also install their own storage solutions. The Act will provide for 30% tax credit for homeowners for on-site energy storage to store off-peak electricity from solar panels for use when needed during peak hours. “Building out more energy storage will increase the amount of renewable power on the grid, reduce our country’s need for new power plants and make the U.S. energy system more reliable,” U.S. senator Ron Wyden said. “These systems don’t make energy – they make energy better. 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