The Daily Blog understands that Senior staff from Mangere Budgetary services are quitting.
After 2 days in Wellington with Paula Bennett they have had it confirmed that 30 established services will be closed.
17 new contracts have been awarded, the name of the services will be changed & all personal details of all clients using services have to be passed on to MSD.
It is a fatal gutting of social services more focused on spying on clients personal details than any genuine concern for beneficiaries. Mandatory reporting of data will kill NZPC, Women’s Refuge and emergency rape services.
The poor flee Government services because they fear the inevitable retribution, forcing social services to spy on behalf of the Government will kill those services trust off altogether and give the Government even more excuses to cut budgets.
This is a terrible abuse of power administered by state agencies who stopped caring a long time ago.