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Social Wellbeing Agency

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Patterns across debt and debtors to government

This paper investigated groups of people that hold debt to the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice, and Inland Revenue, or to two or all of these agencies. It is aimed at filling gaps in understanding the nature and characteristics of debt and debtors.
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Understanding service use at a local level

This project investigates how the local experience of service may differ from nationally reported figures. It focused on the B4 School Check – a free health and development check available to four-year olds – using a geographic lens and describing the children and their families...
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Short report: social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

This short report presents key insights about those at risk of social isolation and loneliness from a literature review and descriptive analysis of the 2018 New Zealand General Social Survey. Specifically, insights are drawn about the effects this risk has on wellbeing and the likely...
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Implementation and emerging outcomes evaluation of the Place-Based Initiatives

The purpose of the Place-Based Initiatives (PBI) model is to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their whānau by shifting collective decision-making and discretion to the local level. In 2016, Cabinet selected three PBI sites: Manaaki Tairāwhiti, South Auckland Social Wellbeing Board, and Kāinga Ora...
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Towards better social sector decision making and practice: a social wellbeing approach

This case study outlines the story of a unique partnership between Auckland Council’s The Southern Initiative (TSI) and the Social Wellbeing Agency. Together they developed a novel approach for combining science and data with lived experiences, to support better social sector decision making and practice.