I’m not a blogger…but I do work all day with teenagers at a High School

I am not a blogger. Come to that, I am not psychologist or a counsellor either, but I do work all day everyday with teenagers at a High School. I would like to share some of my observations and thoughts. I hope these thoughts, and indeed questions, will give you something to think about, and Read more about I’m not a blogger…but I do work all day with teenagers at a High School[…]

85,000 NEET Youth – what does this mean?

The number of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is generally considered to be a measure of youth disengagement from social and political participation. Such disengagement can result in poorer mental and physical wellbeing and be a risk for antisocial or criminal activity.[1] Therefore high NEET figures are considered to Read more about 85,000 NEET Youth – what does this mean?[…]

Community Korero and Action on Housing

On the 16th of August at Ethos Café, a group of concerned citizens gathered together to discuss the housing shortfall in Hamilton and some of the actions that could be taken to address this issue. Stories were shared, including the challenge of finding rental accommodation in Hamilton. Rental house showings at the more affordable end Read more about Community Korero and Action on Housing[…]

What are we doing to ensure a supply of suitable housing?

Accommodation Supplement In 1991, the central government introduced the Accommodation Supplement. The Accommodation Supplement is a ‘demand side subsidy’ and is based on need. Access is conditional on a person being able to find housing in the first place. There are no rules or conditions around the quality or appropriateness of housing. The Accommodation Supplement Read more about What are we doing to ensure a supply of suitable housing?[…]