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Leaving people behind; the investment approach in practice

I want to talk about two boring sounding things that have the potential to seriously impact on people’s lives. These things are future welfare liability and an investment approach. Both are very much “in vogue” at the moment. The Productivity Commission, which is currently looking at social services, is a particularly big fan. Future welfare ...

If you tolerate this….

In previous research, disabled people have said that the biggest barrier to finding a job is not getting an interview. People thought this was due to them saying they had an impairment. Clint talked about this in his blog. A person in the research said: “Only interviews I have had are the ones where I ...

Welfare Reform; Real change or tilting at windmills?

We have been a little quiet on welfare reform recently, apart from a release on Allowances last week. This is because we have been carefully watching and analysing the changes. The recent reforms are significant, but perhaps not as much as first thought. Changing names and bringing in work obligations will not get more people ...

Not willing or discrimination, disability and unemployment

We have already talked about welfare reform here and in the United Kingdom and heard people’s first hand experience of finding employment. We thought it might be time to look at the wider issues around disability, unemployment and welfare reform. There are two different ways to look at what causes unemployment; labour demand or labour ...

New creative ways need to be found to support people to work

LAC Chair, Allyson Hamblett, makes a welcome return to talk about creating new ways of supporting people to work. LACs are advisory committees for CCS Disability Action that help provide governance for our regions. Allyson makes a huge contribution to our organisation and the disability community. Employment is a big issue for the disability community.  Most ...

Welfare reform in the United Kingdom and what it could mean for us in New Zealand

In light of the Minister’s comments last week, the Policy and Advocacy Team takes a detailed look at welfare reform in the United Kingdom. The team finds that welfare reform there is based on a faulty model of disability, has inflicted considerable hardship on people and has damaged the relationship between the disability community and ...

Welfare Reform

27/9/12 · Posted in Welfare Reform

More welfare reform is upon us. The Government recently announced the second part of its welfare reform package. The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill is now before the Social Services Select Committee.   There is a high degree of interest in the changes. So we thought, we would do a summary ...