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How Not To Engage With Tamariki And Rangatahi

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:23 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS (the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services) says that the Community and Social Services Select Committee has effectively silenced the voices of Tamariki and Rangatahi on significant changes that will impact them the most. In January, ... More >>

Older Workers Plan A Good Step Forward

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 11:08 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) welcomes the release of the Older Workers Employment Action Plan as a positive step in supporting older New Zealanders wanting to stay in work. With more than 250-member organisations working ... More >>

Income Insurance Scheme: Nice Idea, Shame About The Inequity

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 11:10 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A scheme that protects workers from the slippery slope into poverty in the event of being laid off or made redundant, or being unable to work because of ill health or disability. Sounds good! In theory. But not in practice, if the proposed income ... More >>

DHB Nurses Settlement Will Haemorrhage Nurses From Not-for-Profit Aged Care

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2:19 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) congratulates DHB nurses on the settlement of their pay claim late last week, but says that the settlement will result in a hemorrhaging of nurses from the aged residential care sector. NZCCSS ... More >>

COVID Is Not Stalking The Vulnerable

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 12:35 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

There’s a narrative that’s slipped into usage in the daily 1pm media updates - that “COVID is seeking out the vulnerable.” It is not. The COVID-19 coronavirus cannot distinguish between postcodes, ethnicity or socio-economic distinctions – ... More >>

NFP / Community-Based Aged Care In Crisis

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 11:27 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) warns that access to not-for-profit aged residential care is reaching breaking point. With the likelihood of DHB nurses receiving a well-deserved increased pay package, NZCCSS has been urging the Government ... More >>

Disappointment With Rejection Of Benefit Level Increase

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 3:22 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“NZCCSS is incredibly disappointed with the Prime Minister’s decision to reject the call by 59 NGOs to increase benefit levels before Christmas. More >>

A Fair And Compassionate Future For All

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 12:25 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Every day NZCCSS members see desperate families and whānau both in work and receiving income support struggling to provide food and shelter. Their income is simply not enough to cover both rent for housing and the basic essentials necessary ... More >>

Budget 2020: Services For People In Hardship But No Structural Change

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:39 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“The new funding to provide services to those who are severely affected by the economic downturn will be a great help to those who suffer Covid-19 related hardship”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer for the New Zealand Council of Christian ... More >>

Call For Front Line Social Services To Be Fairly Funded Through Budget 2020 Intensifies

Friday, 8 May 2020, 11:15 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Community leaders are calling on the Government to recognise the critical role NGO and iwi/Māori social services are playing in Aotearoa New Zealand’s recovery through adequately funding them and giving them a voice in decision making. They say that ... More >>

Policy Watch 28 November 2019

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:04 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me”. Matthew 25:40 More >>

Policy Watch 29 July 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:56 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebrations” Jean Vanier (1928 -2019), humanist, philosopher, theologian and advocate for humanity More >>

Tātou tātou e wellbeing conference

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:55 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Some highlights of the Tatou, tatou e! The value of relationships in building wellbeing conference include: More >>

Wellbeing Budget 2019: How transformative is it?

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 2:06 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“ The Wellbeing Budget is about a new approach to tackling New Zealand’s long-term challenges. It’s about a joined up government focused on building capabilities of our future generations ”. More >>

Time to Take Action for More Tax Fairness

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 11:07 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Now is the time to make the decision to increase fairness in our tax system and close the biggest gap caused by the lack of taxes on wealth in this country, says NZCCSS. More >>

We know the numbers – now we need the action

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:34 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The Statistic New Zealand release of the baseline statistics of child poverty in New Zealand is welcomed by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). This will provide for the measuring of future progress in the reduction of poverty ... More >>

Healthy Home Standards means better houses for vulnerable

Monday, 25 February 2019, 5:20 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Healthy Homes Standards will mean better houses for the most vulnerable More >>

Pay rates for NGO social workers should not be left behind

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:40 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS welcomes the announcement today that Oranga Tamariki social workers have reached agreement on a pay equity settlement. More >>

A Social Security System Fit for the next 80 years

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 5:12 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Eighty years after the introduction of the first comprehensive social security laws in New Zealand in 1938, our country is once again taking on the challenge of designing a welfare system that will meet the needs of all people in 21st Century Aotearoa ... More >>

Policy Watch: Budget 2018 Special

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:20 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Budget 18 sets out the first steps in a plan for transformation – a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders”. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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