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Today’s Vulnerability Report shows families cannot afford any cuts to essential social services. This report, released today, shows that more and more families are finding they cannot provide the essentials for their children and are seeking support from social service agencies. Trevor McGlinchey from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) says that this is impacting on our young peoples’ ability to achieve their potential and resulting in anger and tension in families.
“The many, many families who are either on benefits or have had their incomes seriously reduced because one parent has lost their job, or because of reduced hours, are finding life incredibly stressful”, says McGlinchey. “They are unable to pay their rent and bills and put good food on the table, children don’t get access to the opportunities that once existed because there is no money for sports subs, tuition fees and pocket money”.
“NZCCSS members will continue to work closely with families and vulnerable people. We are heading for an incredibly difficult winter and we must find ways to support our impoverished families, children and young people,” says Trevor McGlinchey. “We are looking to the Government to help us provide this additional support”.
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