In this 21 min presentation (originally meant for Diocesan Synods), Charles Waldegrave unpacks the findings of WEAG (Welfare Expert Advisory Group), set up by the government, highlighting the crises around income, housing, asset stripping, leading to the dignity of not only the system but people also.
Take a fresh look at Social Services Sunday this year by inviting to church a range of people from your local community who serve others through different organisations that support that infrastructure of care within our communities.
Take the opportunity to say thanks to the people in your local community and recognise the efforts of those beyond.
For those of you with an interest in housing, housing solutions, housing as a cause and symptom of poverty and how we can all work together more effectively to be a part of the solution, we would like to commend to you two upcoming conferences.
“the shift Aotearoa” | 15-17th June | Wellington
“Auckland Maori Housing Summit” | 14th May | Auckland
Find out more.
This summary is a snapshot of the findings in the report Property Management in New Zealand: The need for regulation. The findings, including more than 65 first-hand experiences from landlords and tenants, are consistent with those of other groups calling for regulation – including many property managers themselves.
In October 2017, members of our Social Justice Portfolio Groups collaborated on an article Tūrangawaewae: | Whānau Wellbeing for All for the Parity Magazine edition on 'Responding to Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand'.
The following notes utilize excerpts from the Statement on Housing (in future identified as the SoH) and give background to some related biblical texts, as well as providing questions for discussion and reflection. Our hope is that they might be useful for preaching, small group, and individual reflection.