“We remain convinced that when we see something that needs doing, we should stop ourselves from rushing in and finding a solution. Instead, we should invite the community to respond. Shifting the focus and power to the people in the communities we want to thrive just makes good sense.” Our director David Hanna has been reflecting on the power of community-led development Read more
Christine Remuera is one happy great-grandmother after doing our new Real Talk parenting course at Wesley Waitangirua. “It’s so good, the house is so peaceful,” she says. We’ve worked with the eastern Porirua community to make sure Real Talk meets the needs of the Hekes – not the Brady Bunch. Read more.
Wesley Community Action and Deloitte have today released a report which celebrates the creative possibilities of giving communities the opportunity to come up with their own solutions to the problems caused by poverty and high levels of debt. The report, Making Good Sense: Evidence and Lessons in Community Innovation, looks at several initiatives developed in Cannons Creek in response to concerns about the growing number of people using Wesley Community Action’s food bank. Read more.
Good Cents has been working with people in financial hardship in Porirua for the last eight years and more than 200 people have completed a Good Cents Course during that time. We recently hosted a hui to look at what the programme has achieved and what we should do next. You can check out the highlights in this YouTube video.