Benefits for Recent Migrants - Continuing Current Residency Requirements
This initiative supports recent migrants to access financial support. This will be done by appropriately funding the continuation, under the Social Security Act 2018, of the current minimum residency period for accessing a main benefit of two years and no minimum residency period for partners of beneficiaries.
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Building Financial Capability Services
This initiative provides support to key groups experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, hardship by strengthening Building Financial Capability (BFC) services. The BFC model is effective at improving the financial capability and resilience of vulnerable people, including Māori and Pacific People, as well as sole parents with children.
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Response Services for Victims of Elder Abuse
This initiative provides support to victims of elder abuse by strengthening elder abuse response services. These services are delivered predominantly by social workers and nurses who provide advice, support, advocacy, safety planning, goal setting and whānau mediation to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, family violence.
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Specialist Services for Perpetrators of Family Violence
This initiative provides support for perpetrators of family violence by strengthening family violence services (including services by Māori for Māori). This initiative will enable continued access to services, including advocacy, one-on-one and group support, non-violence programmes and counselling to address the behaviour of perpetrators.
Community Services: Ensuring Continued Access to Specialist Services for Victims of Family Violence
This initiative provides support to victims and survivors of family violence (predominantly women and children), by strengthening refuges and family violence services (including services by Māori for Māori). These services provide advocacy, safe houses, one-on-one and group therapy and family-centred services for victims and survivors of family violence.
Community Services: Improving Access to Support Services for Communities in Regional New Zealand
This initiative aims to increase access to both government and non-government services in rural communities, based on the Heartlands model, by strengthening and enhancing rural community services. These services are often the only way for clients in geographically isolated areas to access a broad range of support. This initiative will involve working with providers and communities to re-design the service model to ensure rural community services are fit for purpose and meet local needs.
Community Services: Keeping Community-Based Services Open for Disabled People
This initiative improves support for disabled people by strengthening community-based services. These services, based on the Enabling Good Lives principles, aim to enhance the mana and quality of life of disabled people by supporting them to participate in, and contribute to, the wider community. Services include participation in vocational and community-based day programmes.
Community Services: Strengthening Capability of Social Sector Providers
This initiative provides additional resourcing for four community sector peak groups and national bodies. These organisations support community sector providers through providing training, quality assurance, capability building activities and the development and dissemination of policies and procedures. They also represent the community sector in their engagement with government agencies.
Completing Interior Security Fit-Out Programme for the Safety of Clients and Staff
This initiative will enable the completion of the interior security fit-out in the last 55 of the Ministry of Social Development's 122 sites nationwide. The design of the fit-out aims to improve staff and client safety, create more effective engagement opportunities and provide an enhanced client experience at service centres.
Continued Viability of Out of School Care and Recreation Service Providers
This initiative provides funding for providers of Out of School Care and Recreation services. These services allow parents to gain and maintain meaningful employment or undertake further education and training, while supporting children's wellbeing and educational attainment.
Establishing and Operating the Independent Children's Monitor
This initiative will enable the strengthening of independent oversight of Oranga Tamariki and children's issues, addressing gaps that have been identified in the Review of Independent Oversight of the Oranga Tamariki System and Children's Issues commissioned by Cabinet. It aims to build trust and confidence in State care and ensure children and young people are heard in the development and delivery of services.
Funding an Extension to the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme for 12 months
This initiative extends the Christchurch Mosques Attack Welfare Programme for 12 months. Following the Christchurch Mosque attacks of 15 March 2019, a need was identified for a new welfare programme to ensure that those affected by the attack were able to access financial support, even where their residency status may otherwise make them ineligible for support. Although the number of people accessing the Programme has been declining, approximately 40 people continue to receive support through the Programme.
Reducing Risk of Critical Systems - Critical Service Delivery Systems
This funding is set aside to enable the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to begin rebuilding its critical income support technology systems and reduce operational risk. This represents an investment towards enabling the transformation of MSD services.
|N/A||Not yet appropriated||-||3.000||2.850||2.850||2.850||11.000|
Reducing Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll
This funding is set aside to partially address present operational risk in the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Oranga Tamariki financial management and payroll systems and represents an investment towards enabling the transformation of MSD services.
|N/A||Not yet appropriated||-||3.298||8.202||1.500||1.500||12.000|
Strengthening the Office of the Children's Commissioner
This initiative provides funding for the continuation of services from the Children's Commissioner for its monitoring, reporting and system-level advocacy functions. It also provides for the implementation of a new document management system (enabling more resilient and efficient operations) and improvements to the Children's Commissioner's website and web security.
Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) and Transitional Assistance Payment for Budget 2019 Income Support Package
This initiative provides funding to preserve the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (Canterbury Earthquake) Programme entitlements for up to 12 months for current recipients and current eligible applicants as at 31 December 2019. This initiative also provides for the implementation of a Transitional Assistance Payment to allow eligible clients to transition to new payment settings as a result of being financially disadvantaged from the Budget 2019 Income Support Package.