May 2022 - Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA), the national peak body for community-based social service providers, says that several Budget 2022 investments will help children, rangatahi and whānau, and investing in changes to how social services are commissioned will support outcomes in the long-term. However, SSPA says next year’s Budget must include social sector investment on a more comprehensive basis, to sit holistically alongside this year’s health sector investments. Read the full media release here.
For further post Budget commentary check out:
- 'The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable' which contains short summary reactions from sector experts, including SSPA CEO Dr Claire Achmad – read it here
- This Stuff article 'Widespread disappointment from social agencies experiencing skyrocketing need' includes commentary from SSPA CEO Dr Claire Achmad – read it here