As part of our election coverage of shaming the neoliberal welfare state who treat the poorest and most vulnerable amongst us with contempt, here is Takere’s experience of WINZ
Glen Mall Service Centre, West Auckland Staff member.
She was too lazy last week to find a family suitable emergency accommodation that was, safe & clean and instead, wasted their time all week & forced them to choose between a Drug & Rehab Hostel, James Liston Hostel or Flea Bag Rat Infested dirty & unclean Lincoln Court Motel!
This person is as you have describe & doesn’t know(??) that she is incompetent, lazy, in denial of her responsibility of her staff & herself to meet the peoples needs when they’re in this situation.
They’ve even done the HNZ Assessment & were assessed A-12. A-15 is top of the list for Urgent Need of Housing in December last year! They have being advising WINZ since then & looking too. Rentals (in West Auckland as everywhere) in the private sector as well as emergency housing providers ect …. over 30 organisations. I could go on but….naming & shaming is a good start!
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