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We are not helpless – Lifewise

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on We are not helpless – Lifewise

Āwhina – the te reo Māori word for helper – is truly by the people, for the people. The website is easy to navigate, providing a one-stop-shop for information on services and facilities that people need in order to help themselves.

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Cross-party inquiry a step in the right direction

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

On October 10, the final cross-party inquiry report on homelessness was released. The report found that the level of homelessness in New Zealand is at a record high and is continuing to grow, especially in Auckland due to the housing crisis, with families forced to live on the streets, in cars, and in garages. The […]

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Homelessness – What can the Mayor do?

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Every Mayor wants to do something they will be remembered for. Could Auckland’s new one become famous for ending chronic homelessness?

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Caught up in safety nets – Lifewise

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

There are still nearly 18,000 people in Auckland on the verge of homelessness.

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Bright ideas are good, but not good enough – Lifewise

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

…these efforts only seem like solutions because they temporarily fix a visible symptom of homelessness. None of them can make a problem as complex as homelessness go away. Most countries in the Western world have struggled with it since the ’80s; thirty years is too long to not have a solution in sight.

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The lonely man on the street – Lifewise

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

When John* came to Lifewise in March, he had been homeless for nearly 30 years. He had moved to Auckland looking for work, hoping to start a new life but had spent nearly 20 years doing odd jobs, looking for a place of his own, moving from one boarding home to another.

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Time to talk about families

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

The Child, Youth & Family (CYF) review is positive, but more work needs to be done.

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Something about you that might surprise people

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

NZ’s homeless in their own words

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How you can help our homeless this World Homeless Day

By   /  October 10, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on How you can help our homeless this World Homeless Day

Today is World Homeless Day – a day to put a spotlight on the growing issue of homelessness in New Zealand.

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Why The State Needs To Support Young People Until They’re 21

By   /  September 17, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

We’ve had lots of people ask why Lifewise is asking the Government to raise the age of leaving state care to 21, and not just 18.

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17 reasons to lift the age of foster care from 17 to 21

By   /  September 6, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Lifewise is teaming up with social agencies around the country calling on the government to raise the age of leaving foster care from 17 to 21. In New Zealand, young people currently leave state care on their 17th birthday.

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Help Us Raise The Age Of Foster Care From 17 To 21

By   /  September 5, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Young people are in state care through no fault of their own. Somehow we have got to a point where people are quick to judge young people in foster care, but they are the innocent victims of sometimes horrific abuse and neglect.

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What homeless people would do if they had a home

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

If you were one of the over 30.000 Kiwis with no place to call home, what would life be like if you had a home?

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Lifewise Trade Me Auction Highlights Realities Of Homelessness

By   /  June 27, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Lifewise Trade Me Auction Highlights Realities Of Homelessness

Lifewise has teamed up with Trade Me to highlight the growing problem of homelessness in New Zealand with a unique auction that promises the “ultimate B&B experience”.

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The most vulnerable are hardest hit by the housing crisis

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Another day, another news item about the housing crisis. It can get tiring reading about it, day in and day out – but the it’s so much worse when you face the hard reality of it every single day.

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HOMELESS PEOPLE’S TIPS FOR SLEEPING ROUGH

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Lifewise, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

To give our rough sleepers some insight into what it’s like to call the streets your home, we asked Lifewise’s Merge Café customers to give us their top tips for sleeping rough in NZ.

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