Projects tagged with Social Services
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Topics: Evaluation, Self-Advocacy, Support Groups, Community Development, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Income & Wealth, Social Services, Caregivers, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Disability
Funded Family Care is a Ministry of Health-funded support option that was introduced in October 2013 to enable some disabled people with high or very high needs to pay a family member, who would otherwise be excluded, to provide personal care and household management supports. A year after the policy came into...
Measuring stigma: Attitudes towards social inclusion of people with mental illness within the community: In Fact
People who suffer from mental illness not only have to cope with the illness itself, but also with the public stigma and discrimination that is associated with these illnesses (Reavley & Jorm, 2012). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) contributes to the Like Minds, Like Mine programme to increase social...
Becoming Better Helpers: rethinking language to move beyond simplistic responses to women experiencing intimate partner violence
Topics: Literature review, Research, Advocacy, Support Groups, Community Development, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Social Services, Policy
The prevalence of family violence is a persistent challenge facing New Zealand. Its effects are pervasive, spanning multiple levels: individuals, family/whānau, communities, and society in general. A major challenge in effectively addressing family violence is the apparent disconnect that exists between the various agencies and...
with: Te Puni Kōkiri: TPK, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: MBIE, Commission for Financial Capability: CFFC
Topics: Evaluation, Income & Wealth, Retirement, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Iwi, Whānau, Māori, Socio-economic status
Whānau and Low-Income Household Savings, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, examines options for whānau and low-income household savings schemes, and identifies several areas through which the Crown, iwi and interested parties and/or stakeholders could intervene to encourage positive savings behaviour on behalf of whānau and low-income...
23 Mar 2015
The Ministry of Health commissioned Litmus Ltd to undertake a stocktake and needs analysis of low vision services in New Zealand conducted in mid-2014. The Ministry has accepted the report, and while the report presents the views of the authors, it provides useful information and recommendations to focus future efforts.
This edition of Social Work Now has been a long time in the making and to some degree mirrors the theme of this issue. Namely, that it’s critical we as social work professionals never lose sight of the purpose of our role or the core fundamentals of our practice. The production of this journal is an important professional...
12 Feb 2015
Topics: Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Services, Unemployment, Emissions, Transport, Families & Whānau, Behaviour Management, Healthcare, Obesity, Whānau, Children, Māori, Pacific People, Youth, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Discrimination
This report highlights the impact obesity has on our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. At an individual and family level it can affect our income levels, educational achievement, self-esteem and social participation. As a society it affects how our taxes are used in government subsidies and even...
Topics: Evaluation, Advocacy, Self-Advocacy, Community Development, Not for profit, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Social Services, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Leadership, Local Government, Policy
The philosophy underpinning community-led development is one of community empowerment. It is illustrated by broad community engagement to identify shared issues and concerns to generate local solutions. The community-led development approach focusses on communities as a whole, rather than on specific...
Topics: Evaluation, Social Services, Primary Education, Teachers, Schools, Healthcare, Children, Quality of Life
This report documents the findings of ERO's evaluation of how well 159 primary schools reviewed in Term 1 2014 promoted and responded to student wellbeing.
The last national studies focused on gambling in New Zealand were conducted in 1991 and 1999. Since then, there has been substantial growth in gambling availability and expenditure and it is timely to collect national-level information on gambling participation and problem gambling to inform policy and strategic planning.
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