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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New role to help generate wealth in Porirua

July 19th, 2019

The manager of Wesley Community Action’s Cannons Creek hub, Makerita Makapelu, is taking on a new role to help generate wealth in Porirua.

Makerita is one of five “Community Generators” who have so far been appointed as part of a pilot programme called The Generator being funded by the Ministry of Social Development to transform lives in communities experiencing high levels of poverty.

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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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