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Industry partnership brings easier, faster and more affordable way to hire home care workers

A new initiative to help overcome the skills shortages and economic pressure impacting the at-home aged care sector has been launched today by non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered platform Hireup. The collaboration is set to bring more growth opportunities and career pathways to support workers […]

What we’ve done at SSI to progress gender equality in the last 12 months

International Women’s Day is a global celebration that has become a focal point in the women’s rights movement. It offers an opportunity to reflect on successes that have helped to advance gender equality. Here’s what we’ve been doing at SSI to progress women’s rights over the last 12 months.

ParentsNext overhaul a welcome step forward for parents and children

Recommendations to improve the ParentsNext employment program will deliver greater peace of mind and employment outcomes for parents experiencing unemployment, according to national non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI).

NSW families afforded new protections under DFV commitments

Changes endorsed by NSW major parties will enhance domestic and family violence (DFV) support for women and children, particularly for at-risk cohorts such as refugees and migrants, according to leading non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).

Helping change Australian workplaces one conversation at a time

SSI has offered diversity training in more than 50 Australian workplaces in the last year alone, including most recently at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).

SSI celebrates renewal, shared purpose and a year of achievements

Renewal, shared purpose and reflection were at the heart of SSI’s 2022 Annual General Meeting, which brought together more than 160 staff and community members to celebrate the past year.

NSW Government extends supports to young people in care until 21

SSI welcomes the news that the NSW Government will extend financial assistance to foster carers or people in care until the age of 21, bringing the system into line with all other states and territories. 

Ignite client and fashion designer employs women in Afghanistan to bring her designs to life

Ignite client Lida Mangal created her business, Ghan Fashion, to employ women in Afghanistan to create her unique designs and help lift them from poverty.

Support from SSI’s DES program marks turning point for participant

Jana worked at SSI and ended up being a client!

Iranian beautician launches her own business, thanks to Ignite

Great brows don’t happen by chance, they happen by appointment! This could well be the catchline of Mary Logan’s fledgling business, Mary Logan Beauty.

Former Fairfax CEO joins NFP board

Former media executive Greg Hywood has joined the board of Settlement Services International (SSI), a non-profit organisation that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.

Foster care vs adoption: the 4 differences you need to know

Do you see foster care and adoption as two sides of the same coin? If you’d like to find out whether fostering is right for you, it’s important to understand these two choices are very different.  

National DFV plan shines a spotlight on forgotten women

A new national plan to end domestic and family violence (DFV) has taken steps towards addressing the needs of an often overlooked group of women who sit at the intersection of gender, and race and culture, according to non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).

Digital inclusion and family separation remain problems for refugees despite resilience during pandemic

Newly arrived refugees in Australia have been resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research launched this week by Settlement Services International and Western Sydney University.