Kaumātua

Kaiārahi / Navigator Service

Our Kaiārahi are located in Whānau Centre and are available to whānau for walk-ins, queries and where possible help to address an immediate need. Kaiārahi work alongside whānau to understand current needs, look at whānau strengths, develop a plan and navigate whānau into the appropriate services that best fits the whānau and meet goals within the plan. Our Kaiārahi can work for up to 12 months with a whānau.
Available to: All individuals and whānau living within Waitakere.

Building Financial Capability / Budgeting Services

This programme supports whānau wanting to better manage their finances and debt. Whānau will be mentored, develop budgets and gain more knowledge around financial literacy and management.
Available to: All individuals and whānau living within Waitakere.

Whānau Development

Whānau Development provides social work support to whānau. An assessment is completed to identify whānau priorities, plan and goals developed and whānau supported to achieve these goals. Advocacy and linking to other appropriate services is also provided.
Available to: Individuals and whānau living in Waitakere.

Rongoa Māori

A free mirimiri is available to whānau who feel a mirimiri will support them to improve their health and well-being. This is by appointment only.
Available to: Anyone living within Waitakere.

Bowel Screening Service

Individuals requiring a bowel screen are identified by the National Bowel Screening Service and referred to this service. Once identified our kaimahi makes contact with them and supports them to ensure they complete their screen.
Available to: individuals identified and referred by the National Bowel Screening Register

Physical Activity and Nutrition

The Community Nutrition and CVD (Cardiovascular disease) works with whānau and the wider community providing information and guidance around nutrition, physical activity, becoming smoke free and overall healthy lifestyles.
Whānau wanting to become smoke-free or looking to increase your physical activity in a whānau friendly environment can contact the 0800 number, or go along to the free exercise sessions at Trust stadium on Monday and Wednesday lunchtime 12.30 – 1.30 and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 – 6.30pm. This is for all fitness levels and the whole whānau is welcome.
Available to: Exercise sessions are available to anyone turning up to the Stadium. They have a Wai-Fit Facebook page available for questions and information.
Contact the 0800 number directly for information about nutrition and education sessions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Cardiac Rehab provides a home based culturally responsive cardiac rehabilitation service for individuals who have had a recent cardiac event. Whānau are provided with information and linked to appropriate support services where required.
Available to: Individuals their whānau living in the Waitakere
Referral from GP, Hospital, self-referral, other external services