Social Recovery Environment

Social recovery includes access to quality housing, transport, education, health and community support services. Restoring social wellbeing is a holistic and collaborative process. Here is what we have to share.

 

Building social connectedness

Community-led activities build social connections. This case study summaris...

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CCDU Communications: Promoting the central city

In April 2012, the Government established the Christchurch Central Developm...

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CERA land zoning policy and the residential red zone

The New Zealand Government (the Crown) developed a set of policies in respo...

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CERA’s communication channels

Post-disaster communications require a multiple channel approach to maximis...

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Christchurch Innovations: Earthquake Support Coordination Service

An integrated service response by multiple support agencies has helped many...

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Christchurch Innovations: Justice Services Recovery

When the Ministry of Justice lost access to its properties in the Canterbur...

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Christchurch Innovations: Shared Care Record View

Disruption to health services by the Canterbury earthquakes accelerated the...

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Collaborative communications

Following a disaster there can be information overload as various organisat...

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychoso...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of...

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Living through and working for recovery

Recovery agencies need staff in community-facing roles. This case study is...

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey te...

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Building social connectedness

Community-led activities build social connections. This case study summarises events that encouraged neighbourliness through community based activities. It describes the ways in which a recovery agenc...

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CCDU Communications: Promoting the central city

In April 2012, the Government established the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), as part of CERA. CCDU’s role was to lead recovery of the central city. The Christchurch Central Recovery P...

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CERA land zoning policy and the residential red zone

The New Zealand Government (the Crown) developed a set of policies in response to damaged residential land in greater Christchurch. This social policy initiative was directed at meeting the needs of p...

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CERA’s communication channels

Post-disaster communications require a multiple channel approach to maximise reach and cut-through.  This case study outlines the range of communications channels CERA utilised and explores how messa...

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Christchurch Innovations: Earthquake Support Coordination Service

An integrated service response by multiple support agencies has helped many people in the Christchurch community to find shelter and get back on their feet following the Canterbury earthquakes.

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Christchurch Innovations: Justice Services Recovery

When the Ministry of Justice lost access to its properties in the Canterbury earthquakes it quickly re-established court services in Christchurch with a “do whatever it takes” attitude and an inno...

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Christchurch Innovations: Shared Care Record View

Disruption to health services by the Canterbury earthquakes accelerated the introduction of a secure, online patient record system, which enables patient information to be shared between health profes...

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Collaborative communications

Following a disaster there can be information overload as various organisations rush to make information available. CERA recognised the importance of working collaboratively with stakeholders and part...

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychosocial recovery. The ‘Community in Mind’ strategy was supplemented by a Shared Programme of Action to capture recovery acti...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. This case study describes the engagement process including a call for ideas, engagement w...

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Living through and working for recovery

Recovery agencies need staff in community-facing roles. This case study is based on the experience of CERA staff who worked directly with residents seeking advice or support. It identifies the skills...

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey team implementing the survey in the field. Understanding the experience and recovery needs of young people is important for rec...

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We sat down with people who gained a lot of experience from working in recovery and together we identified five common themes. These themes help us understand the learning from the Canterbury recovery.

Themes