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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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