We were thrilled to receive the Matua Raki National Addiction Workforce Development Supreme Award at the DAPAANZ Conference “Cutting Edge” Awards for the P-Pull Initiative originated by Lizzie McMillan-Makalio, Manager of the Waitangirua based WCA team.

This award showcases innovations in work practices that contribute to improving workplace wellbeing and staff engagement.and focuses national attention on addiction treatment organisations and services engaged in best workforce practices.


Well done Lizzie and team!


Dr Barry Duncan – the co-developer of PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcome Management System) will be in NZ for 10 days in February. Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Social Developments Capability Investment Resource funding stream, Dr Duncan will be running a 5 day Train the Trainers workshop in Auckland and a 2 day Supervision workshop in Wellington. In addition Barry will be meeting with some key people in Health, MSD and Treasury to discuss the significant impact of PCOMS on client outcomes.


If you want to know more about this please contact Robyn Pope rpope@wesleyca.org.nzpcoms

In late 2014, Wesley’s Cannons Creek Community team tested a Fruit and Vegetable co-operative aimed at providing cheap, healthy food to the residents of Eastern Porirua where 29% of participating households had annual  income of  less than $20,000.

The co-operative was an immediate success. After an initial weekly order of 40 vegetable parcels, demand quickly grew and peaked at just over 200 parcels per week (each parcels consists of an average of 9kg of vegetables and fruit at a cost to participants of $10 per parcel.)

For many years we have provided emergency food parcels through our Cannons Creek community centre, and even in relatively ‘good’ economic times we were surprised to see demand constantly increasing.

Wesley News
February 17th, 2014 by

A recent article in the Dominion Post newspaper  by Andrea Vance mentioned the good work of the Wesley team and our approach to working with ‘hard to reach’ groups  and gangs.

July 13th, 2017 by

Elder Abuse is not OK.

All older people deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and care.  The Elder Abuse Response Service at Wesley Community Action works alongside older people, their whanau, and community to stop abuse, provide immediate and ongoing safety, and protection for older people.

If you are worried about elder abuse, or concerned about an older person in the greater Wellington area, please call 04 805 0880 or email elderabuseresponse@wesleyca.org.nz
or call the free and confidential 24/7 national helpline
0800 EA NOT OK 0800 32 668 65

More information about elder abuse can be found on
Age Concern https://www.ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Services/EANP/ACNZ_Public/Elder_Abuse_and_Neglect.aspx
Super Seniors

December 1st, 2015 by

Community social worker Ken McDonnell wants smoke alarms at the top of your Christmas wish list.

Ken is part of Wesley Community Action’s Older Persons Team.

Wesley’s WATCH initiative operates out of Porirua District Court to provide intensive support to prevent young offenders going to prison. Previously under threat of closure due to funding cuts,  a recent reprieve from funders and the introduction of new client led monitoring systems, has revitalised WATCH and achieved some great results.


Reading cinema in Porirua recently hosted what is possibly Porirua’s first ever movie premiere for a  locally produced movie (and which also happened to feature the work of Wesley Community Action’s Porirua based Good Cents team.)

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