1. Introduction

This survey will be open until Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

Results from this survey will shape an upcoming discussion paper on the 15 August 2016 workshop. The paper will be published later in the year and a copy will be sent to the Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury.

The workshop participants selected five key themes: the role of Housing, Youth/Under 5s, Health and Wellbeing, Māori and Elderly. From these, '32 hows' to tackle poverty were identified.

It would be terrific if you could complete the following survey by rating each of the 32 hows from 'not a great idea' to 'a really interesting idea', and/or adding new hows (those that may have been missed or new ones you have thought of since the workshop took place). The survey can also be repeated; so if you think of another idea, you do not need to redo the survey in its totality, but instead just add your name at the top and then go to the question you want to add to or expand on. None of the questions are compulsory.

In the interests of gaining a broad overview, this survey is designed to seek feedback from attendees and non-attendees alike. 

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please email us at tacklingpovertynz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

All the best, 

Wendy McGuinness and the team at the Institute

* 1. If you would like us to get in touch with you about the survey and discussion paper, please put your name, mobile number and email address in the boxes below. (Please note,  all questions in this survey are optional).

* 2. What is your connection with Manawatu?

* 3. Did you attend the TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu  one-day workshop on 15 August  2016?

* 4. Are you

* 5. What age bracket do you belong to?

* 6. To help us understand your answers, can you tell us if you

* 7. Looking at ways housing could better contribute to tackling poverty in the Manawatu  area, here are some of the ideas raised  at the workshop. We would like to know which you recommend we highlight in the discussion paper. Please rank the 'housing hows' below.

  Not a great idea Kind of interesting Interesting A really interesting idea
1. Emergency Housing:  Community Trusts, MDC and others to investigate the purchase or repurposing of a house to provide Emergency Housing for Feilding.
2. Transitional Housing:  Community trusts and MDC to investigate options for transitional housing.
3. Support beyond housing:  Identify a champion to work with central government agencies and local community groups to co-ordinate support services for the homeless.
4. Accommodation Supplements:  Get the McGuinness Institute to review the policy settings for the existing accommodation supplement to determine if it could be improved.
5. Social Housing:  Lobby via LGNZ for legislation to be changed to allow Local Government to partner with others in social housing. 
6. Minimum Housing Standards:  Consult with community about minimum standards for all accommodation not just rentals.
7. Capacity Building:  Identify best providers and practice in Manawatu.

* 8. Looking at ways to tackle poverty around youth/Under 5s in the Manawatu  area, here are some of the ideas raised  at the workshop. We would like to know which you recommend we highlight in the discussion paper. Please rank the 'Youth/Under 5s hows' below.

  Not a great idea Kind of interesting Interesting A really interesting idea
8. No child is harmed in the Manawatu:  Work with central government to track children’s wellbeing from birth to adulthood. Requires data sharing and co-ordination.
9. Improved Parenting:  Increasing the number of visits from Plunket (or similar) from 8 to 20 and teaching parenting skills.
10. Kids to Adults:  Connect mentoring programmes with schools to ensure support for at risk students.
11. Coordination and Collaboration:  Bring together all agencies who work with young people to ensure there are no gaps and reduce cross-overs.

* 9. Looking at ways to tackle poverty around Health and Wellbeing in the Manawatu  area, here are some of the ideas raised  at the workshop. We would like to know which you recommend we highlight in the discussion paper. Please rank the 'Health and Wellbeing  hows' below.

  Not a great idea Kind of interesting Interesting A really interesting idea
12. Improved access to mental health services:  Work with DHB to create an integrated mental health facility. Educating our community about how to access services.
13. Food & Nutrition:  Encourage food gardening education in schools, community gardens and food tables.
14. Improved access to healthcare:  Ensure current government support mechanisms are known to all Manawatu healthcare providers. Investigate third party contributions to reduce costs.
15. Disabilities:  Take a strength-based approach to assessing capabilities. Ensure social housing is constructed and renovated to be accessible.
16. Addition:  Link public services together to ensure a wrap-around service is provided.
17. Clothing:  Link local op-shops with health centres, provide clothing education and advice.
18. Integration into society:  Refugees, immigrants, prisoners – a community plan to help.

* 10. Looking at ways to tackle poverty around Māori  in the Manawatu  area, here are some of the ideas raised  at the workshop. We would like to know which you recommend we highlight in the discussion paper. Please rank the 'Māori hows' below.

  Not a great idea Kind of interesting Interesting A really interesting idea
19. Whanaungatanga – Togetherness and connectedness:  Creating community connectedness through public facilities (library, centres, WiFi).
20. Manaakitanga – Support and caring:  Supporting Iwi in their quest for equity. Hosting and provision of food at community events.
21. Tikanga – Respect and deference: Ensure those who work with Māori understand and observe Tikanga. 
22. Aroha – Love:  Approach all poverty situations with Aroha. Remove the stigma and the blame and allow healing.
23. Whakapapa – Awareness of past and present:  Māori problems solved by being Māori. Strengthen community connections.
24. Kaitiakitanga – Guardianship:  Ensure solutions are sustainable in all senses of the word.
25. Te Reo – Communication:  Consult, communicate and reflect in the context of the audience.

* 11. Looking at ways to tackle poverty around Elderly  in the Manawatu  area, here are some of the ideas raised  at the workshop. We would like to know which you recommend we highlight in the discussion paper. Please rank the 'Elderly  hows' below.

  Not a great idea Kind of interesting Interesting A really interesting idea
26. Community Connectedness:  Community index at information centre of clubs, volunteers, services. Possibly also deliver online.
27. Computer Literacy:  Students mentoring elderly at schools, churches, clubs and the libraries.
28. Housing asset utilisation:  Budget services, community options for housing, lobby for shared housing not resulting in a drop in benefits.
29. Mobility support:  Work with Horizons on their public transport strategy. Encourage shared vehicles, scooter access and driving services.
30. Access to healthcare:  Lobby for free healthcare and dental care (this should be means tested).
31. End of life issues:  Develop a central list of people who can help develop end of life plans.
32. Purpose:  Skill-based work identified, community networks and pets.

* 12. Do you have any new ideas not already discussed above? These ideas may have been missed at the workshop or might have resulted from discussions after the workshop. We would like as many ideas as possible. Please explain and expand here or email us at tacklingpovertynz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.

* 13. If you have any questions or feedback on how to make this workshop better as we tour the country, it would be terrific if you could share these. Alternatively email us at tacklingpovertynz@mcguinnessinstitute.org.
We believe tackling poverty is an important issue and we only have limited resources - so we need to know what worked and what did not.

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this survey.
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