This initiative supports whanau wellbeing in homes. Referrals come direct through Housing New Zealand or WINZ. We have two support workers who will come and support you to setting positive goals and achieving healthy outcomes. We’ll work alongside you to sustain a caring home environment so you don’t become another transient whanau waiting for emergency housing or having to constantly be on the move. We can work alongside you to maintain your family’s wellbeing in your family home.
If you feel your circumstances overwhelm you. If those circumstances place you at risk of not achieving positive and healthy outcomes for the children or young people in your family. Our Community Family Worker can provide support to you and/or your family. It’s about clear plans with clear steps to reaching your family’s goals. We will also run programmes that grow out of need.
Our Social Worker In Schools (SWIS) service enables early intervention and prevention across three primary schools in Otaki. A Community Social Worker/Whanau Support worker is committed to improving children’s wellbeing and safety by being focused on the child and by incorporating the wider community. Wesley Waitangirua is also part of the Children’s Team in Horowhenua with our Social Worker In Schools having an active role as a lead professional.