Ensuring the sector is aware of key policy changes, and assisting the sector to have a voice is one of our key roles.   SociaLink also raises awareness of local social issues e.g. poverty, income inequality, given the impact such issues have on communities and are underlying factors that drive demand for social services. 
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Child Poverty Action Group

The vision of the national Child Poverty Action Group vision is an Aotearoa where all children flourish free from poverty. The local CPAG is an open group and anyone is welcome to attend and participate.


Pay Equity Campaign

Workers in non government organisations (NGO’s) are paid considerably lower than their colleagues in Government or District Health Boards, yet are often working with the same clients.



Submissions that have been made on behalf of the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty


Solidarity in Action – Welfare Advocacy

Handbook written by Alistair Russell and Sue Bradford


Spectrum Collective Takiwātanga

A collaboration of all those providing services in the neurodiverse sector


Community Networking Forum

Previously organised by Strengthening Families, this forum has now been reinstated.


Tu Mai Digital – WBOP Inclusion Project

Following a pilot programme for 50 whānau in 2021-2022 where devices and/or fibre internet connections were gifted, key stakeholders are exploring a sustainable option to extend the pilot into the future.


Stories from the Social Sector

Ehara tokū toa i te toa takitahi,

He toa takitini tokū toa.



My strength is not due to me alone, but due to the strength of many