Sanctions undermine social investment

Financial Sanctions Undermine Social Investment For Better Outcomes For Vulnerable New Zealanders The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has released the 21st edition of the Vulnerability Report and finds financial sanctions undermine the Government’s focus on better lives for vulnerable New Zealanders. The data received from the Ministry of Social Development indicate…

Te Piringa Strategic Alliance

Te Kāhui Atawhai o te Motu (TKAM) and the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising a Strategic Alliance between the two organisations. This signing occurred at the AGM of NZCCSS on 19 November 2014. The MoU states that TKAM and NZCCSS: … agree that working…

Women and children suffering in the housing crisis

“The high demand for immediate housing support combined with the lack of emergency and long-term affordable rental options in our urban centres is an ongoing crisis. This situation has seen our Christian social services members unable to offer appropriate alternatives.  The situation is most stark when trying to find emergency housing for women and children….