Strengthening Families provides a way for families to get coordinated access to services. It is run in a way that meets the unique needs of each family/whānau. That builds on the strengths and dreams of families, with support from health, social service, education and other services all working together.
So how does it work? Strengthening Families is a voluntary process. A family/whanau can self-refer themselves, or a government or community agency can refer the family if they have the family's permission. In the first meeting, goals are defined, roles are clarified, and the family/whanau and agencies work together to develop an action plan that reflects the family's priorities and includes a timeframe for action. Then the process is followed by a meeting to review progress.
If you feel that strengthening family support might be useful, it's as simple as picking up the phone and calling our coordinator Pavi on 0272443917 or 09 425 7048 for a chat about if Strengthening Families is a good fit for you.