Te Whānau O Waipareira has begun a significant new partnership with the Tāmaki Regeneration Company, Māori collective Te Hoe oo Taamaki and local whānau to co-design a grassroots programme for whānau in East Auckland.
The three-year contract will see Waipareira partnering and supporting the organisations to develop and implement an integrated service called Whānau by Whānau that navigates whānau from crisis point to wellbeing.
The partnership is an important milestone for Waipareira and its new partners, as they continually develop relationships with like-minded organisations across Tāmaki Makaurau.
“This is a wonderful moment in time for us as it builds on the work of Te Whānau O Waipareira over the last three decades and it is a privilege for us to share this experience in other communities,” said Awerangi Tamihere, Chief Operating Officer. “Our staff has a depth and breadth of experience in operationalising wraparound solutions that place whānau at the centre.”
Whānau by Whānau
Tāmaki Makaurau is experiencing a massive programme of redevelopment, including the construction of 7,500 new houses. The regeneration programme will also support residents and whānau to gain the skills, jobs and educational opportunities required to live their best lives.
Whānau by Whānau will provide a holistic, evidence-based model of care that will support whānau who face complex and multiple issues to achieve long-term and empowering change. The co-designed programme will leverage collective resources and experience to deliver a wellness programme based on the Whānau Ora approach, which is driven by Māori cultural values and empowers whānau in a community context.
Te Hoe oo Taamaki is currently delivering the foundational elements of Whānau by Whānau, addressing the immediate needs of whānau, such as support with housing, debt consolidation and kai. Waipareira and Tāmaki Regeneration Company will work collaboratively with the collective to build on this current service.
“A vital aspect of the programme will be increasing capacity and capability for the partners on the front line,” said Ms Tamihere. “Whānau by Whānau has the potential to be a leading service in the next iteration of Whānau Ora and a model of best practice for other providers regionally, nationally and globally.”