Written By: - Date published: 2:46 pm, June 3rd, 2018 - 89 comments
Some conversations about poverty are harming those in need. Those conversations contribute to the stigma and shame experienced by struggling families, who are barely surviving, but still trying to maintain some dignity. As a result even those in need are differentiating between the deserving and undeserving poor.
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, June 8th, 2017 - 23 comments
PM Bill English denies there is a housing crisis.
In 2010 he knew about and warned of the housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 11th, 2017 - 83 comments
Ordinary people are priced out of home ownership and increasingly out of renting, the state-housing safety net has been deliberately run down, and now the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full. National leaps into action – by asking the Salvation Army for ideas…
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, February 8th, 2017 - 61 comments
“The absence of any meaningful progress in reducing child poverty rates over the past decade—and the lack of interest by Government in using welfare and income support programmes to do so—points to wilful indifference toward the long-term personal and social impacts of this avoidable harm.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, June 4th, 2016 - 50 comments
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, June 3rd, 2016 - 95 comments
Remember Key saying yesterday that the MSD and the Salvation Army knocked on the doors of eight cars that people were living in and no one wanted their help? The Salvation Army says nothing of the sort happened.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 20th, 2016 - 72 comments
Another report on child poverty for the Nats to ignore.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 3rd, 2015 - 156 comments
The Salvation Army, and not the Government, has pointed out some very worrying trends relating to home ownership in New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, November 18th, 2015 - 75 comments
RNZ covered a Salvation Army report on housing this morning. These figures are a national disgrace.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, March 23rd, 2015 - 48 comments
Where does this leave National’s “social housing” sell-off?
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, February 11th, 2015 - 18 comments
This morning the Salvation Army released their state of the nation report – A Mountain All Can Climb. It is mixed news, and most coverage has focused on the impact of the housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 5:29 pm, March 24th, 2014 - 37 comments
In the ongoing saga about the Problem Gambling Foundation, The Salvation Army were unaware that the Ministry of Health had decided that they would take over as the national provider. They hadn’t even applied for it. It appears that only thing driving the ministry’s decision was the complaints from the gambling industry about the PGF trying to reduce problem gambling…. Is the gambling industry is thoroughly corrupting National’s ministers?
Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, March 26th, 2013 - 14 comments
The Green Party held a public meeting in West Auckland, on their Home for Life, Affordable Housing policy – it prioritises children in poverty. It was informative, questions were raised. Mindsets need to change to achieve a good quality of life & strong communities for all.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, February 21st, 2011 - 26 comments
The Salvation Army has a Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit that comes out with some very well researched material. Their State of the Nation is compelling reading and their fear of the government’s welfare proposals coming out tomorrow speaks volumes.