SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights and experiences of the welfare system through a 17-question online survey hosted by ActionStation.
Of the people who contributed:
The youngest contributor was 23, the oldest was 93.
When asked what an additional $72.50 per week would do for the respondents and their whānau, they said it would help with:
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Personal hygiene products
Tuition for the kids
Travel to free courses to up-skill
Activities for the kids
When asked which values should underpin our welfare system, contributors said:
Compassion, empathy, aroha.
Respect and dignity.
Care, kindness and help.
Equality and fairness.
Understanding, acceptance and trust
Honesty, integrity and transparency.
Embracing of community, whakawhanaungatanga and diversity.
Uplifting, people-centred, kind.
Honouring of Tiriti o Waitangi.
The values are listed in the order they appeared most.