and here's another cut in services, to the sexual abuse crisis line run by the auckland sexual abuse help foundation:
"ACC has funded the service to the tune of about $350,000 a year, but has recently advised it that this funding will not be continued.
“The money is used to fund the 24 hour telephone crisis and rape call out service in Auckland. Counselling, advocacy and information service are also provided....
it's such a relatively small amount of funding, i can't understand why this has been cut. better to cut funding to the plunkett helpline, which is simply duplicating the healthline service already provided by the ministry of health.
NGOs currently working to support victims of sexual abuse and assault are chronically underfunded already. it's appalling that funding is being cut further.