The communities served by Te Rūnanga and its partners are notable in that they exhibit concentrations of complexity with co-existing social issues impacting health. Many of the health conditions whānau face result from socio-economic factors including poor housing, lack of financial resources, social isolation, limited employment opportunities, and lower levels of education achievement.
The integrated services offered along with the flexible, whānau-centric kaupapa builds the trusted relationships required to address these issues.
The Hauora Service uses a whānau-centric approach to deliver holistic, integrated services that aim to identify and meet the needs of whānau and in so doing: address the social determinants of health including poverty, poor housing and lack of access to services; negate the adverse effects of financial deprivation, poor education achievement, criminal offending and lack of employment; and assist whānau to navigate and access services they need to manage their well being.
- Advocating for whānau with MSD/WINZ
- Advocating for whānau with Oranga Tamariki
- Advocating for clients with doctors/specialist/other health providers
- Advocating for clients to gain access to medical services
- Advocating for clients with police and/or the justice system
- Advocating for Kaianga Ora and/or emergency housing
- Legal advice
- Budgeting support
- Parenting support
- Community well being
- Home visits (Kaumatua support & home help)
- Pharmacy pick-up/deliveries
- Kaibosh (food relief)
- Food vouchers. food bank and food supplies
- Weekly Te Ao Māori classes to enhance personal growth and development
- Kapa haka training
- Tai Chi sessions
- Kaumātua exercise sessions
- Advanced care planning
- Transport provision (doctors, specialists, clinics, shopping, airport, blood clinic, marae programmes & local events)
- Whānau Hauora
- Hapū Ora
- Whānau hui
- Whānau needs assessments, whānau ora plans
- Advanced care plans
Te Rūnanga delivers these services in partnership with the five Marae in the Valley – Ōrongomai, Koraunui, Waiwhetu, Wainuiomata and Kōkiri Pukeatua.
Te Rūnanga service is led by Lisa Temple. For more information contact us on (04) 566 8214 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org