COVID-19: Information for the Social Service Sector

Social services are playing a vital role in keeping families and communities safe during the pandemic.  Providing essential services and supporting families during the lockdown.

 

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Budget helps families but fails to meet funding shortfall

May 2020 - The community social services sector is welcoming the large Budget investment in jobs, training, emergency relief and public housing. This will assist families and community recovery for years to come. However, the Budget announcements fall short of the funding boost the community social services sector has called for.  Read the media release from SSPA.


Call for front line social services to be fairly funded through Budget 2020 intensifies

May 2020 - Read the letter from SSPA, NZCCSS and Philanthropy NZ to the Prime Minister and Ministers about funding for NGOs, Māori and Iwi organisations and involvement in the Budget 2020 process. We propose fast tracking advice to address the immediate funding gap faced by social service providers to support the sector respond effectively to growing demand and help to recover and revitalise New Zealand society and economy.

For the media statement, click here