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Fairer Taxes needed to fund essential social services

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:17 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A fairer approach to tax would mean more could be done to help those in need. Bringing in a higher tax rate on the highest incomes could provide the resources needed to lift kiwi’s out of poverty – a way to help those facing hard times get back on ... More >>

More Homes Needed

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:59 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Salvation Army’s call for 2,00 to 2,500 more State and social houses per year is strongly supported by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). The Salvation Army report “Taking Stock; The Demand for Social Housing in New Zealand” ... More >>

Policy Watch Budget Special

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:24 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS views this 2017 Budget through the eyes of those at the margins of our communities and asks what is being done to lift up the disadvantaged. How well are we doing to share fairly the wealth of our prosperous country? More >>

Equal Pay Settlement is Great News for Carers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 7:56 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Today's announcement of a settlement of the Equal Pay case is a welcome step towards recognising the vital work of those doing care work in this country and for work done mainly by women. It also recognises the importance of older people and others ... More >>

Policy Watch Newsletter

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:41 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for December 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies ... More >>

Welfare Law must become more child-centred

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 3:23 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

This is a vital opportunity for politicians to move to a more child-centred approach to social welfare. That is a key message from NZCCSS today to MPs at Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee hearing on the Social Security Legislation Rewrite ... More >>

Stressed Families: Overstretched Services

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:20 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress”, says Trevor McGlinchey, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Executive Officer. “The support demanded from ... More >>

Park up at Parliament

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:58 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Park up for homes: Parliament park up is on Saturday 25th June near Parliament. Join the protest and send a message for greater focus on building more homes for those with the least. See the message below or go to the CPAG Website ( www.cpag.org.nz ... More >>

Another ‘blind spot’ in housing policy exposed

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 2:32 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Another housing policy ‘blind spot’ has been exposed - the situation of up to 230,000 baby boomers who are likely to enter retirement without owning their own homes, many of whom will be on low incomes”. This was the response of NZCCSS Executive ... More >>

Praise for Wellington City Council from NZCCSS AGM

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:30 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Wellington City Council’s commitment to intuiting a Living Wage has won praise from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) at their recent annual meeting. More >>

NZCCSS calls for more social housing and a right to housing

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 12:40 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

There are many thousands of people in very severe housing need right now, sleeping in cars, garages, over-crowded homes or sleeping rough. Every day social service agencies are working with people affected by severe housing need. Urgent and substantial ... More >>

NZCCSS Vulnerability Report July 2015

Friday, 10 July 2015, 3:45 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has released the 21st edition of the Vulnerability Report and finds financial sanctions undermine the Government’s focus on better lives for vulnerable New Zealanders. More >>

Women and children suffering in the housing crisis

Monday, 2 February 2015, 12:23 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“The high demand for immediate housing support combined with the lack of emergency and long-term affordable rental options in our urban centres is an ongoing crisis. This situation has seen our Christian social services members unable to offer appropriate ... More >>

The High Cost of Inequality

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 4:03 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The OECD “Trends in Inequality and its Impact on Economic Growth” report was warmly received by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). More >>

Decline in Home Ownership will Impact on Future Generations

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:47 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“The decline in home ownership has implications for future generations of older people who will age without the buffer of home ownership. Rental accommodation will be the new norm for many more New Zealanders as they age” says Trevor McGlinchey, ... More >>

Social Justice in our Communities Conference

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:25 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Registrations for this conference are now open. The conference kaupapa "social Justice" and how we build and sustain it in our communities is critical to how socially just organisations work with and alongside of their members. This conference ... More >>

Why not let Robin Hood help our children thrive?

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 11:27 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Why have we been so willing to accept the fact that a quarter of our children live in poverty? And why are we so unwilling to do anything about it when some simple measures would give all New Zealand’s kids the chance to flourish? More >>

The inequality gap: no worse is still very bad

Monday, 11 August 2014, 4:08 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Just because there’s been a suggestion recently that the inequality gap in New Zealand hasn’t grown since the global economic crisis, we shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not bad”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer ... More >>

NZCCSS calls for government to raise care workers’ wages

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:39 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is joining the call for the government to increase funding to the aged care sector to enable fair wages to be paid to workers caring for New Zealand’s older people. “The government ... More >>

Even the Bad Houses are gone

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:49 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“They don’t even have the bad housing they had before”, Christchurch City Missioner, Michael Gorman says of the people who had lived in inner-city houses destroyed as a result of Christchurch’s earthquakes. More >>

 

 

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