Our Services

Clinical Lead:  Julie Duffell

Our Mobile nursing team delivers support to people with long term conditions such as Diabetes, Heart disease and Respiratory problems. The team also supports clients with social needs and helps connect them with other services. This is a free and confidential service delivered by Registered nurses, enrolled nurses and Kaiawhina/Community Support workers.

 

We provide primary health care services by assessing a whānau’s immediate or long term needs and providing support to meet these needs. Alternatively, we can refer clients to other services with the appropriate skills and resources within our community or beyond.  

Health Team - Mobile Nursing

The individual short and long term support services include:

• Health education and promotion to individuals or whānau,

• Health assessment and monitoring,

• identifying clients and whānau at risk of illness or injury,

• health and social service referrals,

• support and management of acute or chronic medical conditions,

• discharge from hospital follow up care in association with hospital and GP

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• Cervical smears, breast screening referrals, lung function assessments,

   hearing assessments, Green Prescription referrals.

Health Team

Team Coordinator:  Lorna Whaanga-Jacques

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Business Services

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Team coordinator:  Whetu Kapene

The backbone of the organisation, Business Services is responsible for the overall running of the organisation from the purchasing of teas and coffees, maintenance, ensuring the different teams have what they need to run, all the way to the finances.

 

Whetu Kapene heads this busy team, ensuring they have what they need to carry out their roles.

Caroline’s function is the finances and ensuring we get paid.

Georgette provides admin support for all the teams. She networks with all the teams and off through resourcing and data entry.

Our Quality Administrator, Katene, is responsible for the accreditation, documentation, presentation, and greeting people.

Our Pou Tīkanga, Richard Niania, oversees all our Māori aspects and leads the organisation during networking and tangihanga. He is a wealth of knowledge and is always happy to help out in any way that he can.

We are truly blessed to have him on our team.

The Health Promotion service aims to create an increased awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and increased wellbeing which contribute towards improved selfcare of individuals and whānau to manage and improve their health. The core focus is on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Smoke Cessation. 

 

Our team also includes Injury Prevention/Car seat, Mirimiri services. What these amazing people don’t tell you is how great they are at their jobs! They inspire, motivate, and support everybody they come into contact with. Health Promotion is a small team with a huge heart!

Team Coordinator:  Sue Thompson

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Health Promotion

Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children's grown and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety.

 

It helps families/whānau who are struggling with challenges or problems that may make it harder for them to care for their baby or young child.

 

Family Start has a focus on helping parents do a great job with their child's health, growth, education, and safety.

Team coordinator: Carla Hiko

Family Start

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Team coordinator: Elizabeth Ruru

This service provides non clinical care and support for people in the community with Oranga Hinengaro needs who have support needs related to community living and self management of their situation. Our services are kaupapa Māori based and we use tīkanga, including the Whare Tapa Whā; Māori model of Practice to assist with the recovery and support of Tangata Whaiora / consumers in the following areas: Home and community support, Advocacy services, Day Programme Activities.  This service offers Tangata Whaiora / consumers the opportunity to participate in day activities that promote independence, encourages improving life and social skills.

Day Programme Activities include:

  • Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga

  • Participation in community activities

  • Education and Life Skills

  • Health Education and wellbeing

Oranga Hinengaro

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Kahungunu Executive’s long term vision is to provide affordable, quality, healthy homes for people in the Wairoa community.  

Housing is an important determinant of health and social wellness. 


The Housing Innovation Fund will target local residents of Wairoa in need of housing who are important to the economic and social wellbeing of the community.

Coordinator:  Whetu Kapene

Housing 

He Korowai Aroha is located on Kabul Street.  The whare is a hub that brings together our many services catered to our whānau.

 

SUPPORT AND CARE

Birthing, Tīkanga Māori pregnancy, parenting info and advice 

A strength based assessment using Te Ara Whakamana

 

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WHĀNAU

Maara Kai, Maramataka, Mahina Kai

 

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Ensuring maternal and mental health and wellbeing of Mama.

Team Coordinator:  Cheri Henare-Thompson

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Social Services

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES is for children, young people and their families/whānau who need support from more than one agency. It brings together the family/whanau and all the agencies that have a part to play in helping the family/whanau achieve its desired outcomes. It is a structured, early intervention, family/ whānau-centred process.

 

SOCIAL WORKER IN SCHOOLS

To provide social work support for vulnerable children in years one to eight (5-12) and their family/whānau. The service is only available to children that attend:   Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Tiaho Primary, Wairoa College, Frasertown School or Wairoa Primary.

 

WHĀNAU AT RISK 

We support children, young people and their families/ whānau who affected by family violence. As a result, everyone feels stronger, more connected to and supported by their communities.

Team Coordinator:  Elizabeth Ruru

The aim of Whānau Resilience is to create strong, resilient communities where whānau are supported to live violence free and to eliminate violence for the next generation.

 

Whānau Resilience is the journey of long-term healing and wellbeing that an individual and/or their whanau will navigate with the support of communities or agencies when the whanau most need it.

 

We are here to help

 

· Strengthen cultural identity and whakapapa

 · Support trauma healing and recovery from violence

 · Support behaviour change for those using violence

 · Strengthen social capability and community connection

 · Learn to create safe relationships and skills

Team Coordinator:  Cheri Henare-Thompson

Whānau Resilience

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Team Coordinator:  Lorna Whaanga-Jacques

Tamariki Ora

We provide free and confidential services, delivered by a Registered Nurse and Kaiawhina / Community Support Worker and the reassurance that our Tamariki are growing and developing normally.

We provide whānau with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of our Tamariki.

We guide and support whānau to identify their needs as Parents/Caregivers and linking whānau with other services.

Team Coordinator: 

Cheri Henare-Thompson

Coordinator: Tarri Karekare

Mene Mai Anō

Kahungunu Executive and  Te Whatu Ora Health NZ have teamed up to create a medium solution to Wairoa's dental health problems.  They have created a dental service that operates on Saturdays.  

 

Mene Mai Anō is a low-cost dental service which started May 28, 2022.  They have dentists and dental assistants from around New Zealand who come to the Wairoa Dental Hub to offer help to our Wairoa people. 

 

Appointments are limited to 14 whānau members each Saturday and will continue until June 2023.  Exciting times whānau!

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