More Homes Needed

MEDIA RELEASE:   Tuesday 15th August 2017 The Salvation Army’s call for 2,000 to 2,500 more State and social houses per year is strongly supported by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS).  The Salvation Army report “Taking Stock; The Demand for Social Housing in New Zealand” provides a well-balanced but sobering overview of…

Policy Watch August 2017

“….So the point is that each one of us makes a difference every single day, we make some kind of impact, we have a choice, we address the local problems the things that we can do something about. Small choices can compound into something significant. When they’re multiplied by a thousand – and then a million and finally…

One Simple Change

Take Action One simple change to reduce poverty and inequality would be to pay a Child Tax Credit to all the nearly 200,000 children living on homes where no-one is in paid work. Watch and share this video where Wellington GP Pauline Horrill talks about what it is like for one of her patients, a…

Election Diary 2017

An entirely unscientific collection of dates and events that we have heard about and think others might want to know about as well… Keep an eye on other events happening in our sector under News – Events category of our website Tick4Kids Events Calendar is a wonderful place to find events around the country designed…

Spiritual Leadership in Aged Care Conference

The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality Conference  Friday 1 September 2017 Delegates at this unique and inspirational conference will enjoy a full-day’s programme of thought-provoking presentations on the theme of ‘Spiritual Leadership in Aged Care’ by an exciting line-up of acclaimed speakers from both New Zealand and Australia. This conference will be of interest…

Thank You to Volunteers

NZCCSS estimates that nearly 16,000 people are doing voluntary work with social services agencies throughout New Zealand. They join the estimated 1.2 million volunteers who contribute to our community every year. The story of Maurice Marks who volunteers with Christchurch City Mission story is typical of the work of thousands of volunteers. He drives a…

Policy Watch 20 June 2017

Go. Put your hands to the plough. Look not back. If any come with guns and swords be not afraid. If they smite you, smite not in return. If they rend you, be not discouraged. Another will take up the good work. Te Whiti o Rongomai ..”This is a day when we need to look…

A Short Guide to Good Renting

Half of New Zealand’s population lives in rental housing and 7 out of 10 children living in poverty live in rental housing. Generation rent is already here and New Zealanders need to really get better at doing rental housing. NZCCSS along with many others is working hard to achieve better housing standards and rental laws…

Caring the Pasifika Way

Using music videos to share the results of research is one of the creative ways being used in a study into experiences and expectations of Pacific older adults at the end of life. Pacific communities have raised concerns about differences between the care and support preferred by Pacific older adults and their families compared to…

Empowerment & Success: A Positive Path for the NGO Sector

      Following on from our successful collaboration in 2014, the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) and Community Networks Aotearoa (CNA) are together again for our joint conference in October 2017. The conference, entitled Empowerment & Success: A Positive Path for the NGO Sector, will take place on the 26th and 27th of October at the Quality…