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…

CPAG Hikoi for Homes Nov 21st

Every Child deserves the best start in a warm, dry, secure home. This is the key message of CPAG’s campaign for healthy and affordable homes. CPAG is calling on the Government to act urgently to make sure all rental accommodation is healthy and affordable for families. Introduce and enforce a Warrant of Fitness for housing….

Wellington’s 14 Hour Homeless Event 8 October

The Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), the Soup Kitchen, Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust, Wellington Night Shelter and The Salvation Army have joined together to raise funds for their work with homeless people and to raise awareness about Wellington City Council’s Te Mahana initiative to eradicate homelessness in the city. Collectively these organisations work with hundreds of people each year who…

We don’t stop caring at 17 petition

The government is currently reviewing Child Youth and Family Services, including whether the age of foster care should be reviewed. Under the current law, children lose child services protection when they turn 17, but aren’t able to access adult support services and benefits until they are 18. Lifewise, Child Poverty Action Group, Dingwall Trust,  Wesley…

Save the date: Conference May 2016

Services for Older People Conference 2016 The next NZCCSS Services for Older People Conference will take place in Auckland on 12th – 13th May 2016 at the Rendezvous Hotel in central Auckland. The conference is open for anyone working with older people in aged residential care, home support or community-based services to attend. Mark the…

Is Housing a Human Right?

A Public Dialogue 7pm 31 August 2015 St Matthews-in-the-City, Auckland (corner of Hobson & Wellesley Streets) Featuring speakers: Dr Claire Dale – Child Poverty Action Group Rau Hoskins – Te Matapihi national Māori housing network Professor Paul Morris – Director for Religious Studies at Victoria University Paul Barber – New Zealand Council of Christian Social…

Social Justice Week 13-19 September 2015

Social Justice Week runs from 13-19 September and this year the theme is family poverty and what would it take for all families in Aotearoa New Zealand to flourish. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has produced outstanding resources to support social justice week, including a short film – ‘Kiwi Families: It’s Our Story’ –  that features four community groups across…

Social Innovation & Social Justice Conference

3rd – 4th September 2015 University of Auckland Epsom Campus Leaders in their fields, our speakers will deliver topical and valuable presentations and skill-based workshops. Specifically they will discuss how social workers can use social innovation/social enterprise to create financially sustainable organisations that create change and the gutsy social work practice that advances social justice.   This…

#In The Gap – Child Poverty Forum

What does a Christian response to child poverty in New Zealand look like? This is the question explored in the upcoming Child Poverty Forum 2015 When: Saturday 19th September 2015 – 9.30am-3.00pm Venue: Mercury Theatre, 9 Mercury Land, Auckland Keynote Speakers: Professor Jonathan Boston Pastor Steven Graham Tickets available via www.childpovertyforum.eventbrite.co.nz      

Conference: Spirituality in palliative care

Spirituality in palliative care, with a focus on older people Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8.15 am – 4.00 pm Selwyn Theatre, Selwyn Village, 43 Target Street, Point Chevalier, Auckland ‘Early bird’ registration open until 1 September 2015 – $90 incl GST. Register online on the Selwyn Foundation website This full-day event will present a variety of…