- Addressing the cost of living
- Australian Service Excellence Standards
- LGBTIQ Inclusion
- Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
- Northern Connections
- Southern Connections
- Results-Based Accountability
- STARservice Development Program
- South Australian Not-for-Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines (SANFRAG)
- Place-based approach
- Concessions and Support Services
- Volunteer with DHS
- Grants for organisations
Addressing the cost of living
Food security project: Improving individual and household food security outcomes in South Australia
The South Australian Department of Human Services and the Department for Health and Ageing have undertaken a project in collaboration with partners in the charitable food relief and community sectors to co-design an optimal charitable food system to address food insecurity in South Australia and improve client outcomes.
The final report can be found here.
The project has been shaped by extensive engagement with the charitable food relief and community sectors, clients of charitable food relief and academic experts in food security through a number of activities, including:
- A food security literature review undertaken by academics from Curtin University and Flinders University (October 2016)
- Two roundtable workshops with key funded partners, held on 14 August 2017 and 7 December 2017
- A survey of food relief providers (September 2017)
- A research project undertaken by Flinders University and Curtin University to gain insight into the lived experience of food relief clients (October–December 2017)
- A discussion paper for public consultation (October-November 2017).
For any queries about this project, please email us.
Charter of Affordability
Keeping SA Affordable
The State Government asked the South Australian community to share their ideas and suggestions for ways to help make our state more affordable.
The Keeping SA Affordable Statement is a response to the issues raised during this consultation process. It brings together the services, supports and initiatives currently available or planned for the future to help households manage their cost of living pressures.
The statement is intended to be a helpful and practical tool for households and the community sector to identify the full extent of assistance available and direct them towards more information.
Charter of Affordability
An Affordable Place to Live is one of the Government of South Australia's Seven Strategic Priorities.
The Charter of Affordability is a partnership between government and key organisations that many people deal with on a regular basis.
Banks, energy companies, local government as well as state government organisations such as SA Water all impact on the household budget.
Through the Charter, each organisation has agreed to six guiding principles that ensure people in financial hardship are treated with respect and compassion, and can access information to help them make important decisions.