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Social Service Providers Aotearoa reacts to Budget 2022

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

Whakamanawa 2022 Resource Kete

May 2022 -  You can still experience value from Whakamanawa 2022 despite the Conference itself being over for this year! SSPA has put together the Whakamanawa 2022 Resource Kete to tautoko your ongoing development, learning and wellbeing. Links to all the resources are here in one place for you. Delve in to explore the Conference content – now available exclusively to you as a Whakamanawa 2022 participant. Also see the links to register for the Conference workshops we are able to re-offer for you – at no cost, but you’ll need to register.  E raka te maui, e raka te katau - A community can use the skill of its people.  Facilitated by Jane Bennett & Louisa Webster, Youth Horizons Kia Puāwai. Being held on  9:30am-10:30am, Friday 27 May | Online.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.