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Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, is pleased to announce that $327,721 is to be awarded to national and local community initiatives to maintain and promote the use of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

The government wants to break down the barriers to employment for disabled New Zealanders and better support them into work, says Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni.

The first stock-take of the Government’s Families Package shows families are getting real support to raise their children after a decade of being left behind,” Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni said.

Thank you to the Child Poverty Action Group for asking me to be here today to provide an update on some of the things that have been happening across my the social development portfolio.

“The new Disability Action Plan 2019–2023 moves us towards the inclusive and accessible New Zealand that this government has committed to,” Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni announced today. 

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the first reading of the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Bill.

The Coalition Government has announced an action plan to improve the wellbeing of disabled New Zealanders by addressing inequalities in play, active recreation and sport.

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni will represent the government at Australia’s Meeting of Cultural Ministers in Adelaide this week.

A surge in the number of registered social workers will contribute to improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni said on New Zealand Social Workers’ Day.

The Government joins the New Zealand Deaf community in celebrating International Day of Sign Languages, the first day of the International Week of the Deaf each year.

Samoa and New Zealand have released a Report from the Women, Peace and Security Summit co-hosted by the Samoan and New Zealand governments, 22-23 August in Apia.

An innovative, grass-roots approach to addressing financial hardship in our most vulnerable communities has been officially launched by Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. 

Hon Carmel Sepuloni will travel to Apia tomorrow to represent New Zealand at the Women, Peace and Security Summit, in Samoa from 22-23 August.

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whānau have access to stable housing and continue to stay housed.

Construction businesses in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development will start using virtual reality technology to prepare people for jobs in the industry, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced today.

It was on this day 5 years ago that a Community Finance pilot at two Auckland sites kicked off an innovative partnership between the Government, businesses and social sector.

The new Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) facility was opened by Minister of Defence Ron Mark, and Associate Minister for Social Development Poto Williams, at Trentham today.

The expansion of an iwi, community and government initiative will improve the wellbeing of 450 of our most vulnerable Manawatū-Whanganui families Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is leading an initiative in Auckland to help people gain their driver’s licence, Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, announced today.

Fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, Kia ora koutou katoa. And welcome to the launch of the report ‘Spaces of Belonging’.

 The Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has had his appointment extended until 30 June 2021, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni said.

A new partnership between New Zealand and the Pacific Disability Forum was announced today by Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, at the United Nations in New York.

Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni will travel to New York tomorrow to represent New Zealand at the 12th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

A Wellbeing Budget boost for New Zealand’s largest study of child development will help the Government design the best possible services and policies to increase the wellbeing of our children and families, Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni announced today.