ISV is looking for input on what needs to change to deliver people-focused human services, especially for public housing tenants, that can be fed into various human service discussions.

Inner Sydney Voice is currently working in partnership with Counterpoint Community Services, REDWatch, Family and Community Services and Sydney Local Health District to address human service issues not only in Waterloo but also across the wider FACS reforms and in ageing and disability delivery.

Human Services are those which provide a service to society, particularly in times of crisis. Human Services are designed to help people navigate through crisis or chronic situations where the person feels they need external help and guidance to move forward with their life and rediscover their self-sufficiency. Sometimes the situation the person needs help with is external, such as the loss of a job or income, the need for food or housing or for help getting out of a dangerous situation, such as family violence.

For other people the difficulty is an internal challenge such as depression, a physical ailment, disability, or other mental or physical health crisis. [Adapted from humanserviceedu.org]

If you have examples of problems that could be addressed by changes to the human service system, its administration or policy, please pass the information on to us.

Charmaine Jones email char.jones@innersydneyvoice.org.au

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