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Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 5:16 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Inequality is a top Issue for 2014 • Inequality in New Zealand - get informed • Poverty in New Zealand: even worse than we thought • Children's Action Plan • Social Housing Reform - Housing Needs Assessment Changes • Request for Information ... More >>

Welcome to the Policy Watch for 18 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 5:10 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Policy Watch is a current awareness "e-letter" compiled regularly by NZCCSS. It provides a tool for keeping track of emerging issues, policy developments and other relevant news snippets and links. To view Policy Watch click here More >>

Families’ Basic Needs Not Being Met

Monday, 16 December 2013, 5:24 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“The evidence is in - low income families can no longer provide for even the basics as their weekly incomes falls further behind the rate of inflation”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services ... More >>

Five Years after the GFC and Vulnerability Remains Too High

Friday, 16 August 2013, 5:22 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“New Zealand needs to share its resources more evenly or we will have a greater entrenchment of income inequality and poverty and all of the negative outcomes associated with these conditions”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer of the New Zealand ... More >>

Support for the Living Wage Campaign

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:47 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) fully supports the Living Wage Campaign. The Council encourages all social services organisations to work towards becoming living wage employers. NZCCSS recognises progress towards this ... More >>

NZ Council of Christian Social Services Backs Living Wage

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:20 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) fully supports the Living Wage Campaign. The Council encourages all social services organisations to work towards becoming living wage employers. NZCCSS recognises progress towards this ... More >>

Budget 2013: Lean Pickings for Those Most in Need

Friday, 17 May 2013, 2:41 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The background to the 2013 Budget is the fact that social service agencies throughout the country are facing record demand for their support services. Our networks of social workers, counsellors, nurses and care workers, budget advisors, community ... More >>

Welfare Reforms Impacting on Young People and Families

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 12:16 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Since the introduction of the youth focused Welfare Reforms our members are reporting an upswing in young people requesting food parcels and emergency accommodation’, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer of the New Zealand Council of Christian ... More >>

NZCCSS Policy Watch Newsletter 14 March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 2:40 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Policy Watch is a current awareness "e-letter" compiled fortnightly. It provides a tool for keeping track of emerging issues, policy developments and other relevant news snippets and links. To view Policy Watch click here . Items of interest ... More >>

Policy Watch Newsletter - 25 Jan 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013, 10:10 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Policy Watch is a current awareness "e-letter" compiled fortnightly. It provides a tool for keeping track of emerging issues, policy developments and other relevant news snippets and links. To view Policy Watch click here . More >>

Low Income Families Continue To Pay For Economic Recovery

Friday, 27 July 2012, 4:53 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“The slow economic recovery is really hurting many low income New Zealand families”, said New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Executive Officer, Trevor McGlinchey. “We have been collecting and comparing data and information ... More >>

Community Organisations Filling the Gap

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:47 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

As the welfare and housing reforms are felt in communities, it is the community based social service agencies that are put under increasing stress to fill the gaps. The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) twelfth Vulnerability Report ... More >>

Professor Simon Biggs Re-Frames Debate on Ageing Population

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 12:06 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Professor Simon Biggs, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Ageing Societies, is the opening speaker for the NZ Services for Older People conference being held over two days in Wellington, starting today, on the topic of reframing the debate ... More >>

Dementia - no laughing matter?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 2:08 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Question : Is the growing incidence of dementia in our ageing population a laughing matter? Answer: With dementia rates likely to double within the next 30 years definitely not - but a method of making the experience of dementia less stressful could be. More >>

Author of book on being ‘generationally aware’ in Wellington

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 4:38 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A highlight of the 2012 Services for Older People conference taking place in Wellington this week (Thursday and Friday, 29-30 March) will be international visitor Professor Simon Biggs – a world expert on ageing societies. More >>

Taking a closer look at the hard questions about an older NZ

Monday, 26 March 2012, 5:34 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The 2012 Services for Older People conference taking place in Wellington this week (Thursday and Friday, 29-30 March) will bring together a gathering of national and international experts on ageing issues. More >>

Conference: Critical Issues For NZ’s Aging Population

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 9:43 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Conference To Address Critical Issues For New Zealand’s Aging Population Re-framing the debate about future wellbeing for older people and the impact of clowning in dementia care are examples of a varied programme looking at the critical issues that ... More >>

Invest in Social Housing to Prevent Social Deficit

Monday, 13 February 2012, 1:16 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Hamilton Council of Christian Social Services and Poverty Action Waikato are asking their networks to make a commitment to ensure social housing stock remains in Hamilton City. More >>

Reforms Impacting on Vulnerable People and Service Providers

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 3:38 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The increasing hardening of access to government benefits and housing is resulting in higher levels of vulnerability and more people wanting services from social support organisations. More >>

A Parliamentary majority to support reducing Inequality?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 12:38 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

More than 63 political leaders and party candidates from six political parties have signed up to support policies to reduce inequality if elected. They have been responding to NZ Council of Christian Social Services’ (NZCCSS) invitation to show support ... More >>

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