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Support for Many, But Social Services Will still Struggle

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:51 pm | NZCCSS

“This Budget has not recognised the extremely dire situation that community social services are experiencing”, said Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. “While, we are pleased to see the initiatives ... More >>

Child Poverty Measures Bill Welcomed

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:22 pm | NZCCSS

“It is the right thing to do to set clear measures to reduce poverty and make Government accountable for targets to achieve this,” says NZCCSS President Ian Hutson. More >>

Empowerment and Success Conference - Key Speaker

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:31 pm | NZCCSS

Empowerment and Success Conference - Key Speaker REGISTER HERE: Introducing one of our Keynote Speakers More >>

2017 Election: A Win for Children

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 8:09 pm | NZCCSS

2017 Election: A Win for Children “We are extremely happy that the leaders of both the largest political parties have committed to lifting 100,000 children out of poverty”, said Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer of the New Zealand Council of Christian ... More >>

Budget 2016 - Disappointed as No Measures to Address Poverty

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:25 pm | NZCCSS

“After the promising start in last year’s Budget of a $25 per week lift in benefit levels for families with children this 2016 Budget disappoints in not building this further”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer, NZCCSS. “We were hoping ... More >>

Child hardship package – a very modest start

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 7:01 pm | NZCCSS

Thanks to the widespread public concern about New Zealand’s appalling child poverty levels the government has taken a few small but positive steps towards addressing some aspects of this critical social problem. More >>

Housing costs key as inequality remains high

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:01 am | NZCCSS

Latest inequality figures released today show that income inequality has increased again in 2013: the incomes of the lowest half of income earners are going nowhere, having seen no increase in the past five years, while the top half have increased ... More >>

Inequality Divides Us and Holds Us Back

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 11:06 am | NZCCSS

“Growing inequality is dividing us and holding us back as a country,” comments Pam Waugh Vice-President of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). “Every day NZCCSS member agencies are trying to support people whose ... More >>

Is The Welfare Safety Net Starting To Slip?

Friday, 18 January 2013, 8:58 am | NZCCSS

Is The Welfare Safety Net Starting To Slip? “The widening gap between those reported to be without work and those who are receiving benefits along with the increasing demands placed on community organisations to provide emergency support may be pointing ... More >>

Canterbury Report Published

Friday, 21 December 2012, 9:57 am | NZCCSS

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has been working with Christchurch social services agency members to produce the Canterbury Report. “This Report brings together the on-the-ground experience of our Christchurch based social ... More >>

Increase Benefits for Children and Support for Young People

Thursday, 30 June 2011, 5:44 pm | NZCCSS

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is calling for greater levels of support, including lifting benefit payments, for families with children and for more investment to be made in rangatahi Maori and in Pacific young people. More >>

Statement For Pacific Prayer Day

Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 9:59 am | NZCCSS

Churches around New Zealand are inviting people from their communities to join them to pray for those affected by the recent disasters in the Pacific, including the Christchurch earthquakes, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the Pike River ... More >>

Celebrate Beneficiaries - The Heroes of the Recession

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 4:17 pm | NZCCSS

It is the government who is making bad life choices, not beneficiaries! In fact, Trevor McGlinchey from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) says beneficiaries are the heroes who are carrying the country through the recession. More >>

Alternative Welfare Working Group Report Welcomed

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 2:52 pm | NZCCSS

“The strong research base and well-reasoned analysis of the issues presented in the ‘Welfare Justice for All’ report must give pause to those responsible for the work of the government sponsored Welfare Working Group”, said Ruby Duncan, ... More >>

Longer Waiting Lists and Rationing of Support Services

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 2:47 pm | NZCCSS

“After two years of ever increasing demand for social services and supports our members are reporting longer waiting lists, fewer resources and the need to ration access to services”, said Trevor McGlinchey, New Zealand Council of Christian Social ... More >>

It’s a good start but only a start

Thursday, 9 September 2010, 11:37 am | NZCCSS

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has been pleased to support the Aged Residential Care Service Review. “We applaud the initiative taken by the DHBs and the aged residential care providers to spotlight the huge increase ... More >>

Community groups are responding to increased needs

Thursday, 9 July 2009, 12:22 pm | NZCCSS

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has released the first of an ongoing series of reports that focus on the economic and social hardship faced by many New Zealanders. The reports are a mix of government data and feedback from ... More >>

“Together We Can” message from Church Leaders

Friday, 27 February 2009, 4:39 pm | NZCCSS

In a meeting held today at the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) in Wellington, Church Leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army Churches expressed confidence that their combined social services ... More >>


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