Strategies to establish Social Policy Units (SPUs) within community-based organisations

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Nguyen, Hoa
Moore, Cameron
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2020-02-24
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Waitākere (N.Z.)
Community Waitakere
community-based organisations
social policy units (SPU)
social work
New Zealand
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Nguyen, H., and Moore, C. (2020). Strategies to establish Social Policy Units (SPUs) within community-based organisations, Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 5(1), 08-22. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Abstract
Community organisations hold huge knowledge about the needs as well as the dynamics of different communities. However, they often struggle to provide input and contribute this knowledge into the policy decision making process. This study was a collaborative effort to bring community organisations together to brainstorm about strategies to establish Social Policy Units (SPUs) within local community organisations. Findings suggested that the SPU would be a great way to enhance their policy capability, making policies more relevant and equitable for different communities. However, the main challenge remained funding and this required greater collaboration among community organisations as well as change in the way funding was allocated to community organisations.
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