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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People-power sees big changes at the Fantame Street shops in Cannons Creek

September 17th, 2021

A group of 15 Cannons Creek locals guided by our very own Makerita Makapelu worked with the local community to develop ways of slowing down the traffic and making the street safer at the Fantame Street shops in Cannons Creek. Their changes have worked – 85% of the traffic going past the shop now travels at less than 30km/h. Read more.

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