Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Connecting communities focus of Social Well-Being Strategy

Connecting communities focus of Social Well-Being Strategy

1 November 2012

The key focus of Hamilton’s new Social Well-being Strategy is on connecting communities, by providing leadership and direction.

Adopted today by Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee, the new strategy has been developed this year by a Leadership Forum of around 20 social development agencies from across the city. As well as reviewing the city’s previous strategy from 2007, they have also had input from a community consultation workshop.

Supporting the Connecting our Communities focus are three additional priorities:

• Training our people for jobs
• Accessible housing for all
• Our homes, our neighbourhoods and our city are safe places

An action plan and monitoring framework will now be developed by the Leadership Forum, with input from other organisations and community groups within the city. There will be a particular focus on Hamilton’s youth, older people and Maori communities.

Commenting, Strategy and Policy Committee chairperson Cr Maria Westphal said: “This strategy is a great example of our social services agencies working together to provide both leadership and direction for the community.

“We all want the very best for our people, and this strategy is an important first step in strengthening community involvement, participation and pride across our city.”

The Strategy will be monitored every six months, and reviewed again in 3-5 years.

This is one of eight Council strategies which underpin the city’s Vision and its Outcomes and Goals. It and the Economic Development Agenda (also adopted today) and Arts Agenda (adopted in April) have been reviewed this year, with the remaining five strategies in the process of being reviewed.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news