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Sleeping rough to end homelessness

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:19 am | Lifewise

The annual Lifewise Big Sleepout is taking place on Thursday 6th July 2017. Social development agency Lifewise wants business and community leaders to sign up and take part in the event which will see them experience life on the streets and raise critical ... More >>

Housing not just about providing a roof

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 12:55 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise supports the findings of the Salvation Army’s annual report , particularly its Auckland findings – housing has become harder to find and less affordable. More >>

Cross-party inquiry a step in the right direction

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 5:13 pm | Lifewise

On October 10, the final cross-party inquiry report on homelessness was released. The report found that the level of homelessness in New Zealand is at a record high and is continuing to grow, especially in Auckland due to the housing crisis, with ... More >>

Lifewise delighted with investment into Housing First

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:36 am | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise are delighted that Housing First is being recognised as a preferred approach to ending homelessness, under today’s announcement of the Government’s investment into supporting better housing outcomes. More >>

Damp sleeping bags, but not spirits

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:31 pm | Lifewise

Damp sleeping bags, but not spirits; Lifewise’s 7th Big Sleepout raises critical funds to end homelessness More >>

National strategy needed to end homelessness

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:29 pm | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise are disappointed that the Government has rejected a national inquiry into homelessness, stating that government leadership on the issue is urgently needed. More >>

Homelessness needs national strategy

Monday, 4 July 2016, 4:44 pm | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise commends John Key’s acknowledgement of New Zealand’s rising homelessness issue, and state that the Government needs a nationwide strategy to tackle the problem. More >>

Hungry for change; Lifewise & GrabOne join forces

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:49 pm | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne to make life a little more bearable for Auckland’s most vulnerable this winter. More >>

Lifewise Big Sleepout aims to raise $400K to help Kiwis

Monday, 20 June 2016, 1:39 pm | Lifewise

Homeless, not hopeless; Lifewise Big Sleepout aims to raise $400K to help Kiwis into homes More >>

Housing First: Aucklanders Also Need Affordable Homes

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 3:45 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise welcomes the Government’s announcement of new funding into emergency housing and looks forward to seeing the Government also looking at ways to make housing affordable for Aucklanders. More >>

Housing First for Auckland’s “invisible homeless”

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:35 am | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise are commending the Salvation Army on their report into homelessness in Auckland, titled “Invisible in the Super City,” which was released yesterday. More >>

Housing Choice Essential to Addressing Homelessness

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 5:08 pm | Lifewise

Following Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s conformation of plans to crack down on social housing applicants, social development agency Lifewise are calling on the government to reconsider plans to remove people from the social housing register ... More >>

Home Comforts: Lifewise and GrabONE

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:18 pm | Lifewise

To mark World Homeless Day on 10 October, Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne on a unique deal; helping set a homeless person up in their own home. For just $20, people can buy a ‘welcome pack’ for a newly housed homeless person, with essentials ... More >>

Temporary Housing a Temporary Solution

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 12:24 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise are urging the government to consider solutions that will end homelessness permanently, rather than temporarily manage the problem, following Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s $2 million plan to set up transitional housing for families ... More >>

We don't stop caring campaign

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:47 am | Lifewise

We don't stop caring campaign urges government to raise foster care leaving age to 21 More >>

We don’t stop caring

Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:59 am | Lifewise

We don’t stop caring: Petition calls on government to raise the age of those leaving foster care More >>

Auction highlights the realities of homelessness in Auckland

Friday, 26 June 2015, 3:30 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise has teamed up with Trade Me to highlight the growing problem of homelessness in New Zealand, with a unique auction that promises the “ultimate B&B experience”. More >>

Rotorua’s growing issue of homelessness

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 3:36 pm | Lifewise

New Zealand’s homelessness statistics are alarming. Approximately 30,000 New Zealanders are severely housing deprived, with almost half being under the age of 25. The level of rough sleeping, the most extreme form of homelessness, acts as gauge of a much ... More >>

Youth homelessness needs a closer look

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:06 pm | Lifewise

April 15th is Youth Homelessness Matters Day, and social development agency Lifewise and youth development organisation Youthline have teamed up to raise awareness about youth homelessness in New Zealand. Together, the two organisations will be deconstructing ... More >>

An opportunity to mobilise nationwide action

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:00 pm | Lifewise

With more than 30,000 New Zealanders severely housing deprived and rough sleeping on the rise, homelessness is creating substantial health, social and economic consequences. On February 26, the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) will gather ... More >>



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