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Oranga Tamariki Signalling Cuts To Services Providing The Front-line

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 10:57 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Support services provided to children and families in Aotearoa seem set to reduce as the social services sector awaits confirmation of likely funding cuts from Oranga Tamariki (OT). More >>

What Is Middle Childhood? New Guide Shines Light On Overlooked Age Group

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 12:33 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A groundbreaking new guide highlighting the importance of middle childhood (between 5 and 12 years old) has been released today. More >>

Aotearoa New Zealand Is Failing Older People

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 2:50 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Older people in this country are not being prioritised, and specific action must be taken immediately to better support and value this group now and into the future, the United Nations (UN) has been told. In advance of International Day of Older Persons ... More >>

Action Needed Now To Prioritise Aotearoa’s Older People

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 7:07 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Swift action must be taken in order to ensure Aotearoa New Zealand can fully appreciate and support our ageing population now and in the coming decades, a new report has found. Te Kōrero mō ngā Kaumātua: Exploring the context of older people in Aotearoa ... More >>

NZCCSS Introduces Te Kōrero Mō Ngā Kaumātua

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 7:05 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Te Kōrero mō ngā Kaumātua: Exploring the context of older people in Aotearoa New Zealand Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.  Job 12:12  NZCCSS is thrilled to launch ‘Te Kōrero mō ngā Kaumātua’ ... More >>

NZCCSS Welcomes Pay Boost For Aged Residential Care Nurses And Workers

Monday, 28 November 2022, 11:01 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS congratulates the Government and Health Minister Andrew Little on boosting the wages of nurses and healthcare assistants at aged residential care facilities, hospices, and Māori and pacific healthcare organisations that have contracts with ... More >>

NZCCSS’ Releases ‘The Workforce Guide’

Monday, 28 November 2022, 9:52 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSSS) has launched ‘The Workforce Guide’, to support understanding of the variety of roles across the social, community and health workforce. NZCCSS Kaiwhakahaere Nikki Hurst says the resource ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Welcomed

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 10:49 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) joins many others welcoming the passing of the Fair Pay Agreement Bill. NZCCSS Kaiwhakahaere |Executive Officer Nikki Hurst says that the Bill will mean a real chance for adequate pay for ... More >>

New Housing Services Data Tool Encourages Collaboration And Innovation

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 10:10 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Making it easier for providers of community housing-related services to connect and collaborate is the aim of a new information tool launched by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). The NZCCSS Housing and Support Providers ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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