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Oranga Tamariki Oversight Bill Risks Weakening Accountability And Oversight Of Oranga Tamariki

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 5:15 pm | Lifewise

Manaaki Rangatahi is alarmed and concerned by the Governments plans to push on with the Oranga Tamariki Oversite Bill. Despite major opposition from the care experienced community, the social sector (including reputable organizations such as VOYCE Whakarongo ... More >>

Young People Experiencing Homelessness And Living In Emergency Accommodation 'feel Terrified'

Monday, 2 August 2021, 1:24 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise supports the Human Rights Commissioner calling the housing crisis a human rights crisis. Working daily at the coalface of the crisis, Lifewise sees people experiencing homelessness, especially young people, who 'feel terrified' living in ... More >>

Young People In Emergency Accommodation Say They Felt Safer On The Street

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:46 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise report that young people experiencing homelessness tell them that the streets feel like a safer alternative to some of the Emergency Accommodation places they’ve been provided. Lifewise is concerned that young people, some as young as 16, are ... More >>

Youth Justice Demerit Points Bill Fails Young People

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:02 am | Lifewise

Lifewise wishes to acknowledge their support of the petition being delivered to the Social Services and Community Committee against the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill. The petition states that the Amendment Bill fails ... More >>

Lifewise Continues Negotiation With E Tu

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 4:01 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise has been in bargaining with E Tu for a collective agreement for Homecare workers for some 18 months. Whilst Covid and the lockdown, together with funding constraints, have made our financial situation very tight, we believe that we have ... More >>

How can homelessness be harmful to health?

Monday, 7 October 2019, 4:17 pm | Lifewise

The average life expectancy of someone experiencing chronic homelessness is 55 years. That’s over 20 years younger than the average New Zealander. Every year across the world, World Homeless Day aims to shine a light on this global symptom of inequality. ... More >>

Volunteers to endure one of the coldest nights in June

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:36 pm | Lifewise

Over 140 of the country’s top business and community leaders and entrepreneurs have registered to take part in Lifewise’s Big Sleepout on one of the coldest nights of the year - Thursday 20th June 2019. And it’s not too late to take part, and ... More >>

Kiwi leaders stepping up to sleep rough

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 9:06 am | Lifewise

Influential leaders from business and community are signing up to “sleep rough” at The Lifewise Big Sleepout on one of the coldest, longest nights of winter – Thursday 20th June, 2019. The event will see business and community leaders and entrepreneurs ... More >>

Otara housing incident

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:44 am | Lifewise

We are shocked and saddened by the incident at the Otara housing units this morning. Two young people, who were our tenants, have been injured and are being looked after in Middlemore Hospital. They’re in critical care, their families are with them. ... More >>

Lifewise’s response to action on synthetic drug deaths

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:33 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise supports the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths which strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need ... More >>

Lifewise response to Minister of Children's vision

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 4:39 pm | Lifewise

Alleluia! Lifewise completely endorses Minister Tracey Martin's vision of fewer children in state care. More >>

Homeless can feel unsafe too

Monday, 4 December 2017, 2:47 pm | Lifewise

The 2016/17 Police Citizen Satisfaction Survey shows a decrease in people's sense of public safety at night in cities, town centres, and local neighbourhoods, which some have linked to increased homelessness in the Auckland city centre. Lifewise, ... More >>

Global effort to raise awareness of local homelessness

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 3:07 pm | Lifewise

World Homeless Day is an annual global event held on Tuesday 10th October. The international campaign raises awareness of homeless people’s needs locally and provides the opportunities for communities around the world to get involved. More >>

Homelessness still needs a national strategy

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 8:54 am | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise commends Bill English’s acknowledgement of the Housing First collective and its delivery of tangible results, and states that the Government still needs a nationwide strategy to tackle the problem. More >>

Business community rugs up for a cold night out

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:42 am | Lifewise

07 July 2017, Last night Auckland’s business, community and political leaders were exposed to the winter elements when they swapped comfortable beds for a sheet of cardboard to participate in the Lifewise Big Sleepout. More >>

Tommy Nee Releases Single to Benefit Youth Homelessness

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:54 am | Lifewise

Auckland Singer & songwriter Tommy Nee releases a single Walk With You to raise awareness and fundraise to end youth homelessness. More >>

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 >>





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