Dr Anna Casey Cox and Dr Rose Black, the result of discussions with 16 Hamilton community and social service organisations found that people with limited resources and complex needs are struggling to access the income, food and accommodation that they need.
CPAG’s latest publication is Laybying our Future: The State of Student Hardship in New Zealand.
Refer to www.cpag.org.nz/resources/publications/publications/ for more information.
The Methodist Alliance is the formal alliance of the Methodist Missions, Trusts and Parishes that are delivering social services across Aotearoa. Our vision is a just and inclusive society in which all people flourish. The Methodist Alliance is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the bi-cultural journey.
Methodist organisations provide a wide range of social and community services including early childhood education, elder care, parenting, social work support, community development projects, budgeting, youth development, social and emergency housing, addiction, disability and mental health services.
Contact: Carol Barron | http://www.methodist.org.nz/social_services
A movement to promote community-led development, acting as a catalyst to recognise the potential in local people, and using our experience and expertise to mentor, broker, train and connect communities to become even better places to live, work and invest in. Their vision is An Aotearoa where all communities flourish – connected, positive communities with healthy economies.
Volunteering NZ has produced a summary of the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, showing its relevance to volunteers in New Zealand (who) have a role to play in transforming governance and ensuring no one is left behind.
The Auckland Anglican Social Justice Committee has strong words on the need for safe, affordable, adequate and available housing for all. Refer www.auckanglican.org.nz/whatwedo/social-justice/Do-justice
CPAG’s blog What’s up with housing? But also what’s up with incomes? discusses the crises and government shortcomings in both of these areas.
CPAG is also launching KATHRYN’S STORY: How the government spent well over $100,000 and 15 years pursuing a chronically-ill beneficiary mother for a debt she should not have on 1 July in Auckland.
Refer www.cpag.org.nz for more detail on all of these issues
The NZCCSS has been on the news recently with their timely report that “apart from a short period in the 3 years immediately post the Global Financial Crisis, funding for social services has remained static yet demand has soared to higher levels than ever previously experienced“.
Refer to www.nzccss.org.nz/vulnerability-report for more details.
See the Otumoetai College students’ videos on inequality here and share them with friends and colleagues:
Here is also an article on the production of the videos:
Simon Lowe reports that this group is working hard on blogs following the recently CYPF review. One of the most comprehensive is by Dr Ian Hyslop, who says: There is no reference to social inequality – inadequate incomes, housing and health services – or to the economic reproduction of these social deficits.
To read this critique in full and others on the same topic, refer www.reimaginingsocialwork.nz