Kate Day, also from the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, is one of the founders of Renters United as part of a campaign to deal with the problems around renting in NZ. If you are interested refer either to www.rentersunited.org.nz, go to the campaign launch on: July 11 at 6 pm at St Johns in the … Continue reading Renters United campaign launch!
CPAG housing recommendations: Released in July 2017, CPAG’s ‘Priorities for familiy housing’ outlines the current housing crisis and puts forward three key recommendations: CPAG recommends that the following policy changes should be considered by Government in response to the outlined challenges and conclusions: 1. The Accommodation Supplement should be reviewed as a matter of urgency … Continue reading CPAG priorities or family housing
The PSA will be releasing it’s book Progressive Thinking: Ten Perspectives on Housing on Monday the 21st August in Auckland. The release follows the recent publication Progressive Thinking: Ten Perspectives on Tax, which was a top 10 seller at Unity Books. The edited book; Progressive Thinking: Ten Perspectives on Housing, is part of the PSA’s … Continue reading PSA Housing Booklet release
NZCCSS and Community Networks Aotearoa are holding a joint conference entitled Empowerment & Success: A Positive Path for the NGO Sector on 26/27 October 2017. Refer www.nzccss.org.nz Hui E! will be organising the first Sustainable Development Goal Summit in Wellington during April 2018. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Every Child Counts refers us to UNICEF’s Innocenti Report 2017 League Tables, where New Zealand ranks 34th out of 41 EU/OECD countries. www.unicef-irc-org/publications/pdf/RC14-eng.pdf https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/series/16/ Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Closing the Gap draws attention to the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee’s sixth report, looking at New Zealand deaths that occur within 30 days of an operation, which shows people living in lower socio-economic areas had near double the rate of mortality from 2009 to 2013 against those living in more wealthy parts of the country. … Continue reading Perioperative Mortality Review Committee report
CPAG is releasing five election documents on topics related to child poverty. Health Priorities and Social Investment are already available, with Incomes, Housing and Education to come. www.cpag.org.nz Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Action Station’s report on The People’s Mental Health Review, based on 500 personal stories of mental health experiences reveals a mental health system in crisis, with long wait times, a lack of suitable treatment options and an under-resourced and stressed workforce. They call for urgent funding increases for mental health services, an independent inquiry into … Continue reading The People’s Mental Health Review
The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor results reveal no significant improvement for the lives of children in New Zealand experiencing the effects of poverty. There are currently 28% of New Zealand’s children living in families where income is less than 60% of the median contemporary income after housing costs (AHC), and 155,000 children experiencing some form … Continue reading 2016 Child Poverty Monitor Results
Child Poverty Action Group and associates show from a recent study that more advocacy is needed at the coalface for those in need of financial support, especially for families with children who have disabilities and chronic illness. See www.cpag.org.nz for more information. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
The Health Promotion Forum / Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa has worked with the Auckland University of Technology to produce a paper, Realising the rhetoric: Refreshing public health providers’ efforts to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The authors indicate that we have a way to go to address ongoing … Continue reading Honouring the Treaty in Health Services
Hui E! reports on a recent survey conducted by ComVoices that shows that the stresses on our community organisations are increasing. A survey of over 280 community organisations shows that they are experiencing greater demand for services and are dealing with greater complexity, but with less funding from government and a greater reliance on alternate … Continue reading Increased stress on community groups
NZCCSS comments that high poverty and inequality is the not-so-new normal. That is the conclusion to take from the latest poverty and inequality data released on 8th September in the Ministry of Social Development’s Household Incomes in New Zealand 2015 report. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Closing the Gap have followed up their survey for the local body election with results and equality-related promises for successful candidates for the Bay of Plenty councils. Refer www.closingthegap.org.nz for the survey results. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
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. Refer www.volunteeringnz.org.nz/state-volunteering Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
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 Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
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 … Continue reading CPAG
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. Be Sociable, Share! … Continue reading NZCCSS
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 … Continue reading Reimaging Social Work in New Zealand
“ Despite being supposedly targeted to alleviate against child poverty, in its current state, the Working for Families (WFF) scheme discriminates against those children most in need..” Refer to www.cpag.org.nz for details of how to support the campaign CPAG is holding a series of post-Budget breakfasts. These are to be held in Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington, … Continue reading Fix Working for Families, so that it is FAIR. #FWFF , launched on the 30th March.
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