Northern News : February 23rd 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS Developing Tino Rangatiratanga by providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way 136a Commerce Street (Opposite Farmers and also based at WINZ Kaitaia) Phone: (09) 408 4844 or 0800 KOROWAI Fax: (09) 408 4842 PO Box 401 Kaitaia email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz FAMILY VIOLENCE IT'S NOT OK I like walking in the rain cause no one knows I'm crying If you know of any young person witnessing family violence or IF YOU ARE HURTING THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST AND WANT HELP, PLEASE CALL US CONFIDENTIALLY NOW ANY PERSON CAN ACCESS OUR FREE SERVICES 2955969AH ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WITNESS FAMILY VIOLENCE: This service provides an independent voice, information and advice by way of an advocate for Children and Young people who are affected by family violence. The advocate/s will ensure that; the needs and interests of Children and Young people who 1. witness family violence are identifed and addressed, ensure that the people or agencies working with Children 2. and Young People, recognize and address their needs. ensure that the Children and Young People who Witness 3. family violence have access to integrated, sound and culturally appropriate support and services; ensure that there is increased public awareness of 4. the impact of Family violence on Children and Young People. BUDGETING: Our Free Budgeting service helps you to achieve your fnancial goals by providing fnancial education and confdential One-On One budget advice and assistance via skilled and fully accredited budget advisors. Key service aims are intended to; Encourage you to take responsibility to manage your 1. personal fnancial resources in ways that enhance your well-being; Provide support to help reduce the harm & stress that 2. can arise from increasing fnancial problems; Increase your levels of fnancial knowledge and 3. competence; Improve your ability to help yourself when fnancial 4. diffculties arise. How to prepare & use a budget. 5. Outcomes include, debt reduction, protection of basic needs eg Power, Rent, Food. Improved fnancial management skills, Improved fnancial literacy, increased awareness of appropriate support services, Reduced stress (Family Violence, Increased well-being, quality of life and self-esteem and improved fnancial decision-making skills and confdence. TOTAL MONEY MANAGEMENT: Our Free Total Money management service (Reviewable every 3 months) is designed specifcally to interrupt the negative lifestyle spending choices of individuals or whanau. With their consent we collectively develop, set up then implement appropriate safety measures which ensures that whilst the whanau continue to have full control they do not slip into a crisis or unrecoverable stage. CALL CENTRE: This Free service provides experienced and resourced Community Advocacy Services over the phone on a minimum intervention basis via a call free 08005676924 number. Phone operators will support callers who need help, and if necessary help callers to speak up for what they need and want, and make sure their views are heard. Operators will also help callers work out what choices are available and explore options with them. Key objectives of the call centre include; assisting callers to Access statutory entitlements to 1. benefts, treatment, and rehabilitation; provide accurate information, advice and support to 2. assist callers on how to access local services; ensure that callers are aware of their rights; 3. promote positive communication and relationships 4. between the caller & other providers throughout the advocacy intervention; promote client/family/whanau education towards self- 5. advocacy; and provide culturally competent services; provide options for alternative sources of support when 6. it is determined that the advocacy service is not the appropriate organisation to assist the caller with their issue/s; HEALTH ASSESSMENTS: This FREE service is provided by a highly skilled nurse who will visit you or your whanau either at our offce or marae based clinics and in some special cases at your home. To qualify for this service you or your children; Must be unable or unwilling to contact your health 1. professional for a range or reasons eg affordability, debt at your doctors etc; Unable to contact existing health providers eg Healthline 2. 0800611116, Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika etc; The primary purpose of the service is not to take the place of your usual health professional but to maintain the health, wellbeing including improved quality of life for you and your whanau, and address any barriers that are preventing you from accessing medical treatment. The service will then either connect or reconnect you or your whanau to your usual or preferred health professional. MORTGAGEE SALE: This FREE service provides assistance to families experiencing a mortgagee sale by providing an independent voice for in particularly (but not exclusively) Maori Families affected by Mortgagee Sales. To stabilize current circumstances by addressing the crisis or immediate risk factors, that have bought about the Mortgagee sale to; build support by putting in place interventions carefully 1. designed to address key contributing factors to the Mortgagee Sale. coordinate immediate & extended Whanau activities 2. which build self-esteem, pride, resilience, motivation and skills and thereby contribute to prevention and reduction of homelessness through Mortgagee Sales. increase and improve collaborative engagement and 3. working relationships between He Korowai Trust and home mortgage lenders. develop and implement a Social Marketing Campaign 4. that promotes awareness and brings about proactive intervention for Whanau about the risks of mortgagee sales. Ensure the voices and needs of families who are at risk 5. of homelessness due to a Mortgagee Sale are heard and immediately acted upon, provide education and advice to Whanau, individuals, 6. families, community groups and organisations about the effects of Mortgagee Sales and how to avoid them. KAITOKO SERVICE: This free service assists vulnerable whanau by providing a trusted worker who will work alongside the whanau to help them identify and develop credible solutions via WAP plans which address their needs across the Health, Housing, Justice, Employment & Training sectors. The intention of this service is to ensure that vulnerable whanau are able to gain full access to government and community based entitlements, benefts support including services. In the long term the purpose of this service is to build resilience into the Maori community. The objectives of this service is to; Reduce social dislocation amongst targeted whanau; 1. 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It's such a shame to see it the way it is.'' Ms McGee says the dil- apidated nature of the reserve has encouraged people to put horses on it, which hasn't helped, and dispose of their rub- bish there too. What it really needs is proper fencing off so that when it's tidied up, it stays that way. A one- time makeover is unlikely to make any dif- ference,'' she says. Although we're glad something is going to happen at last.''
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