Whānau Ora is a holistic service that aims 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 wellbeing.
Whānau Ora services provide comprehensive support adapted and tailored to needs. Examples include:
- Advocating for whānau with MSD/WINZ
- Advocating for clients to gain access to medical services
- Advocating for clients with police
- Advocating for Kainga Ora and/or emergency housing
- Legal advice
- Budgeting support
- Parenting support
- Employment assistance
- Transport provision (doctors, specialists, clinics, shopping, airport, blood clinic, marae programmes & local events)
- Food vouchers and food supplies
- Facilitate whānau hui, conduct assessments and whānau ora plans
- Funding assistance for high needs whānau
This service is led by Kim Haumaha who is experienced manager and leads the team of Kaiarahi who work across both the Whānau Ora and Pae Oranga services.
For more information on this service contact Te Rūnanga on (04) 566 8214