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

Our work is based on the belief that people are the experts in their own lives. We support them to identify their strengths and skills and the changes they believe will allow them to have a better life.

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


We believe in the power of the community, we are motivated by compassion, and we seek lasting, transformative change

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Latest news & updates

Welcome leadership from Waitangi Tribunal

May 4th, 2021

Our director David Hanna is calling for the government to implement the main recommendation of last week’s Waitangi Tribunal report on our tamariki care system – setting up an independent Māori Transition Authority to reform the current care system for tamariki Māori.

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Dementia-friendly accreditation affirms the values of Te Ara Wēteriana

October 19th, 2020

We’re proud to have been accredited with Alzheimers New Zealand’s Dementia Friendly Award. The accreditation means we’ve met all seven dementia-friendly standards which show we’re a safe, friendly, accepting, and supportive place for people with dementia. It’s also an endorsement of the values that sit at the heart of the Te Ara Wēteriana / The Wesley Way. Read more

Just Change: A learning circle of doers and donors

September 23rd, 2020

We’re developing a new collaborative way of funding grassroots communities to tackle the impacts of poverty, called Just Change. We’re holding a no-obligation evening event on Wednesday October 14 for potential donors interested in exploring the Just Change concept. Find out more.