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Press Release from SuperGrans Aotearoa

Press Release from SuperGrans Aotearoa

SuperGrans applaud the government for providing an extra $25 per week for low income families and further supporting Whanau Ora, Children’s Teams and CYF. These are all initiatives that will enhance collaborative effort to support our precious and most vulnerable tamariki. Every dollar helps and every bit of support must surely make a difference.

The reality is though, it will remain a huge challenge for parents trapped in the poverty cycle to provide a life their children deserve and need so that they can learn and participate in life to the full.

The ability to make the most of every dollar in a way that works is critical to cope with inadequate income but unfortunately, not everyone has had the opportunity to learn these valuable life skills. Budgeting is important but we’re talking about even more than that. Knowing how to cook really healthy meals on a shoestring, knowing how to grow your own food, knowing how to shop economically, how to repair clothes and do repairs around the home. There was a time when this was all second nature but so many of us seem to have lost these abilities along the way.

SuperGrans recognises the huge value these life skills bring in helping vulnerable whanau and children to flourish. They deliver mentoring and training to as many young people and parents as funding allows.

We encourage the government to invest heartily in this type of grassroots, preventative change for vulnerable children.

ENDS


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