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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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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Community housing project at former Wesleyhaven Village

December 11th, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with Masterton prefabricated home provider EasyBuild to build 25 affordable rental homes at the former Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae. The homes will be made available to applicants on the Government’s Housing Register for people who have been assessed as eligible for social housing and are waiting to be matched to a house. Read more.