Wesley Community Action works in communities throughout Wellington to help people create better lives for themselves and their whānau.

We believe in the power of the community and we are motivated by compassion. Our work tackles injustice as we seek transformative change at both individual and institutional levels.

We work with people and communities of all ages, backgrounds and stages of life.

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Porirua Promise will help everyone to benefit from $1.5b regeneration project

August 7th, 2019

We’re calling for the partner organisations involved in the $1.5 billion Porirua Development project to adopt the Porirua Promise, a set of five undertakings we believe will help ensure that everyone in East Porirua benefits from this once-in-a lifetime opportunity.  We helped develop the Porirua Promise following a 2-day learning trip to Auckland in May to get insights into the “do’s and don’ts” of large housing regeneration projects. We’ll present it to the development partners at a meeting on August 21.

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We’re helping to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

June 13th, 2019

An abandoned computer found by one of the social workers in our Elder Care Team has been brought back to life and is now working 24/7 as part of an international project to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

WesFold, as the computer is called, sits on our Elder Abuse Response Service Desk, where it  provides computing power for a project based at Stanford University called Folding at Home.

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New report on progress at Wesley Rātā Village

April 14th, 2019

Our Community Innovation Lead, Kena Duignan, has written an excellent report looking at what’s been happening at Wesley Rātā Village since we made the difficult decision to close our resthome and hospital in Naenae in August 2017.  Tō Tātau Haerenga Whakahou: Wesley Rātā Village Our Journey of Renewal, outlines our progress to date, our theories of change, our collaborations, the lessons we’ve learned and the mahi ahead. It also shares some key facts and figures and some of the stories that bring them to life.

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