The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released their strategic plan for the next 18 months. The plan includes supporting “the engagement, settlement and social cohesion of newly arrived Victorians”.
Recent research with refugee families and specialist service providers looks at both mainstream and specialist migrant and refugee services that are critical to supporting the resettlement of refugee families in Australia.
If there is a weak link in Australia’s settlement record, it is getting refugees into jobs soon after they arrive. There is overwhelming evidence about the importance of employment in successful settlement. This report identifies five principal barriers to newly arrived refugees findi
People from refugee backgrounds, including those seeking asylum, experience a number of barriers to accessing health and other services, including difficulties understanding and navigating the health system. Knowledge of local support services for people from refugee backgrounds and
The Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) and Complex Case Support (CCS) programmes are designed to support newly arrived eligible humanitarian entrants in becoming self-reliant, fully-functioning members of Australian society. The HSS programme provides early, practical support to c
This flowchart was devised to assist communication between refugee settlement services and General Practitioners. The flowchart outlines government funded services available to newly arriving refugees in their first five years in Australia. The bottom section of the flowchart describe