Children’s Team – Update

We are hearing more and more about Children’s Teams (CT) in our regions as they grow in visibility around the country. The first CT was launch in Rotorua in 2013, followed by Whangarei, Horowhenua/Otaki, Marlborough, Hamilton, and more recently Tairawhiti. Plans are afoot for five more CTs (Eastern Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti, Christchurch, Whanganui and Clendon/Manurewa/Papakura), and the vision is to have teams operating in regions throughout…

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Launch of the What Works Website

The Community Investment Strategy signals a sea change to how and what community-based social services are funded by MSD. A more tightly focused set of funding priorities and the requirement to ‘demonstrate’ the effectiveness of MSD contracted social services are the key changes here. New tools are needed to navigate these waters, particularly around the collation of data, information and narrative to provide…

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Social Service Provider Aotearoa Workshops

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is rolling out new self-care workshop designed for social services sector workers at all levels. Participants will identify and problem-solve stress in the workplace and elsewhere. Here are the details: Wellington When: 20 November, 1.30pm – 5.00pm Where: 31 Hobson Cres, Thorndon Hosted by Tara D’Sousa Festive refreshment served after the…

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Lisa Woolley named Overall AHIA Winner 2015

Congratulations go to Lisa Woolley, CEO, VisionWest for winning the Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Excellence in Housing of the New Zealand division of the Australasian Housing Institute Awards (AHIA) and the Overall AHIA winner, 2015, announced in Perth on 28th October. AHIA began in 2004 and is awarded to housing professionals who are judged to have made a significant and lasting difference to tenants or service users,…

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