Nga Kete has redesigned its Whanau Ora work focus to further integrate Whanau Ora throughout the entire organisation.
CEO Tracey Wright-Tawha says Whanau Ora is evident and inherent in every aspect of our work. The changes support a robust and streamlined service extending support to whanau as aligned to operational service areas.
Sharleen Carran is the Intake Whanau Ora Navigator. This service will increase the quality of intake referral information and assessment of need. Sharleen will work with people presenting at reception seeking referral into the agency and identify their needs, complete assessments, and on-refer.
She will also work with whanau seeking a whanau ora path plan (a process of setting personal goals by developing a pathway plan with milestone indicators). She will also offer support with planning and action that is whanau aspiration-based.
Jade Unahi is the new Whanau Ora Programme Facilitator. He will facilitate programmes that serve to build whanau capacity. The programmes will be focused on prevention and intervention approaches, and seek to build knowledge, skills and self-reliance that enable whanau to live happier and healthier lives.
Jade will facilitate several programmes in the near future including a Dad’s programme and an anti-bullying programme, and support Addictions Service programmes e.g. Drink Driving and Hikoi te Hauora Addiction Recovery Camp. Like Sharleen, Jade will also continue working with whanau who seek a whanau ora path plan.
Mark Tuapou was redeployed earlier this year into Restorative Justice and the Addiction Service as a Whanua Ora Support Worker supporting social needs that sit within a clinical practice framework.
We look forward to bringing you more updates.
Weaving Wellness ~ Whanau Ora