This Families Commission research aims to better understand ways to support families and whānau in financial hardship, and to identify practical strategies for working with these families and whānau.
It explores, in depth, practices that community organisations use when working with families and whānau in financial hardship, and investigates how existing services can support families and whānau more effectively.
This research is interested in the role of culture, values and practices in relation to financial behaviour, and how services successfully work within a cultural context. It explores the realities of financial hardship for families, whānau and communities.
This is a Families Commission research report by Janine Couchman and Kahukore Baker.