Kōkiri 24 – Whānau Ora in 2011

Published in Kōkiri 24, Mahuru - Whiringa ā nuku 2011

  • Twenty-five provider collectives involving more than 150 health and social service providers are beginning work to develop and deliver Whānau Ora.
  • The collectives have developed initial Programmes of Action setting out how they will progress and provide services that build on the strengths of whānau, to build their capability and self-determination.
  • Whānau Ora providers continue to offer existing services to their communities while they work on changes to their service delivery to engage whānau.
  • Providers with many separate funding contracts can choose to integrate these into a single, outcomes-focused contract.
  • Some providers are trialling the role of Whānau Ora navigators – skilled staff who work with and support whānau to develop plans that address their needs and who help broker their access to services.
  • Ten Regional Leadership Groups provide strategic leadership to ensure whānau-centred initiatives contribute in positive and realistic ways to local communities.
  • Almost 1,200 whānau representing some 15,000 family members have set their whānau planning activities in motion via their applications to the Whānau Integration, Innovation and Engagement (WIIE) Fund.
  • Action researchers are now working with providers and whānau to record progress and capture stories of change that feed into, and inform, the continued development of Whānau Ora.
  • Work in the next year will extend Whānau Ora to Kaipara, Hauraki, South Waikato, Taupō and Tūrangi, Palmerston North, Wairarapa, Levin and Kapiti Coast, and Murihiku (Southland).
  • Budget 2011 invested another $30 million in Whānau Ora, adding to the $134 million over four years provided in last year’s Budget.

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