Whānau Ora is a key cross-government work programme jointly implemented by the Ministry of Health, Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Social Development.
It is an approach that places families/whānau at the centre of service delivery, requiring the integration of health, education and social services and is improving outcomes and results for New Zealand families/whānau.
What is Whanau Ora care?
The concept of whanau ora (family wellbeing) care has been developed by Maori for Maori and is based on a holistic approach to good health & wellbeing.
Your local Maori health provider, Te Puke Karanga Hauora, will deliver whanau ora care to:
All our Services & support have been designed to encourage whanau, hapu & iwi to work towards self-reliance in health & wellbeing based on tikanga in terms of values, attitudes & practices.
Me mahi tahi tatou mo te oranga o te katoa
We must work together for the wellbeing of all
How do I ask for assistance with my whanau ora?
Talk to your Whanau Ora Kaimahi during one of her regular visits to your home Or, Contact our administration office (refer Contact Details in this leaflet) and ask for a special urgent home visit.
How can we assist you achieve whanau ora?
In consultation with you our staff will work towards you achieving whanau ora. Some examples of the assistance & support we can give you are:
Some examples: improved housing, increased education, improved self-employment business initiatives, hapu development initiatives, etc. o Support & provide guidance for you to identify achievable whanau ora and develop a written Whanau ora Care Plan for you
o Support you by coordinating a range of appropriate services to meet the needs of the issues you may be facing: Some examples: immunization, mental health, alcohol & drugs, domestic violence, positive parenting, budgeting etc.
The Integrated Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addictions Service based within the Whanganui District Health Board Region was established in 2010. This model was developed and implemented to guide service delivery and is based on the ‘hub and spoke’ principle, whereby Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority provide the clinical ‘hub’ for the service and the four rural Māori health providers within the region (Te Puke Karanga, Ngati Rangi Community Health, Te Kotuku Hauora and Otaihape Māori Komiti) are the ‘spokes’ and deliver the service via dedicated kaimahi within a whānau ora context. The unique relationship formed between the five Maori health providers and the Whanganui District Health Board has contributed to the success of the service delivery.
The Whanganui district’s iwi health providers and Te Oranganui, work together to ensure seamless access, for Māori tangata whaiora, to appropriate clinical and kaiawhina support services. The service is resourced by whanau ora kaimahi (non-clinical) located with each iwi health provider and clinical support and supervision from Te Oranganui. The service links to Specialist Mental Health Services provided through the hospital, community services, NGOs and primary health care providers.