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Do labels create blaming of clients? Liz Davies, General Manager

The way we talk about clients influences how we then work with them.I attended an excellent presentation by Debbie Hager from the University of Auckland who unpacked common terminology used in the social sector – ‘the hard to reach’ and ‘vulnerable’ people.Using the...

Communications

Communications        Researches how communication processes, strategies, techniques and media technologies impact social transformation, community empowerment, and contribute to equitable change in Aotearoa and globally....

Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling, Tobacco

Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling, Tobacco        The Centre is committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders by providing sound evidence to inform policy and practice in the understanding, prevention and treatment of addictive consumptions....

Families still locked in poverty after benefit rise

Increases to benefits on April 1 will still leave families locked in poverty, a study released today by the Fairer Future collaboration says.Liz Davies, general manager of SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies and charities,...

Inflation hitting community organisations hard

Inflation and the effects of Covid are hitting community organisations and charities hard, according to research by SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies. SociaLink surveyed organisations about the impact of increasing inflation on...

Past Training Recordings

Past Training RecordingsWhile professional development and training is often best done face to face, there are times when that is just not possible. So here, we plan to log recordings, hand outs, and notes so others can benefit also.Introducing the Funders: Paula...

Data Relevant to Māori

Data Relevant to MāoriBelow is a selection of information that may be useful to help us to plan and provide better services to our whanau.In order to be able to effectively engage and work with Māori, providers of services are encouraged to build their knowledge of Te...

Waipu Hauora makes use of data insights

SociaLink’s Community Insights service is helping Waipu Hauora’s health and wellness service do more with the information it collects on the people it serves. The Hauora, based at Hungahungatoroa Marae, is the main health and social service provider for the community...

Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation  Purpose is to contribute to the wellbeing of everybody in Aotearoa by leading and enriching and inspiring Play, Active Recreation and Sport system.  Produces a lot of research and insights...