NGAI TE RANGI HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES REPORT FOR AGM 2017
The Health and Social Services unit was made up of three main areas of consistent service, CAYAD, Peaceful Warriors and HbU, which caters to a large population range of our Ngāi Te Rangi whānau that come from all walks of life. With the recent addition of three more services, He Kākano, Whānau Ora and Kohikohinga Kai, the Health and Social Services unit for Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust’s capacity has increased to assist more of our whānau across our communities.
Has been in the coal face of issues related to the harms of Drugs and Alcohol on a local, regional and national level. The most pressing issues that we have been involved with this year are in relation to Methamphetamine, National Drug Law reform, Social Supply of Alcohol to minors and Drug and Alcohol policies for different organizations and marae.
CAYAD continues to build and strengthen our networking relationships in order to work collaboratively with other organizations to address these issues.
Is a service funded to assist 30 whānau individuals between 10 to 26 years of age that have Mental Health and/or Addictions issues. Peaceful Warriors has been very consistent in their delivery and have been identified from the DHB as being a well delivered service in comparison to many others that provide a similar service throughout the Midland region.
Is a mobile Doctors clinic that has provided health care to more than 1300 whānau members, across six of our local communities, since the month of January to October, more than 480 of these numbers have been our young people aged 10 to 25.
HbU has had an increase of its capacity this year, to provide an extra day of service to our communities. This has been an opportunity for HbU to get out there and support people that are feeling the effects of the Tauranga housing crisis and economic struggles.
HbU has purposely presented multiple deliveries to our Alternative Education providers across Tauranga to meet the challenge of keeping our numbers consistent with the age group that we are contracted to service and to ensure we capture those of our whānau that are sometimes over looked by many.
Services that are new to the Health and Social Services unit
Is a new initiative/provision between Ngāi Te Rangi, Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki to provide early preventative services for whānau who are at risk of children being removed from their care.
This service focuses on Intensive Intervention to improve life outcomes for vulnerable mokopuna, rangatahi and their whānau.
1. Early intervention support to prevent entry to care
Mokopuna to remain in the care of their whanau
2. Support to reintegrate mokopuna/rangatahi to whanau/home
Mokopuna/rangatahi to return to the care of their whanau
3. Support rangatahi towards independent living
TRONIT Social workers will work collaboratively with Oranga Tamariki social workers and whanau to support a co-determined plan for whanau by whanau. This is to ensure that whanau will determine their own outcomes.
A manual for this provision has been in the making since July, we are confident that this will be completed by the end of November and provision will commence in January 2018.
Goal is to support and work alongside whānau to empower them to lead their own self-determination in all aspects of their lives supported by the appropriate people and agencies.
The Kaiārahi role is to work with whānau to identify their outcomes and to work alongside whānau to develop plans and support them to achieve their outcomes.
Is a new initiative that has been approved to educate and encourage young people to engage more in our natural and traditional food gathering and kaitiakitanga practice.
Rangatahi will explore the values that cultivation, harvesting and preparation have as spiritual, social and physical significance for a healthy lifestyle. Educational competencies on kai and the important role it plays in both traditional and contemporary Māori life.
Rangatahi will explore the traditional practices and values of replanting, replenishing and revitalizing the waterways, land and sea, ensuring new growth for the future and restoring balance to the system.
For further information about these please email the Health and Social Services Manager, Taurua Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the