Q: WHAT DOES THAT SUPPORT COVER?
A: Depending on where you live, support could be:
1. By way of needs assessment the delivery of essential supplies or vouchers.
2. A needs assessment may identify a referral may be required to another agency in another region.
3. We are working closely with many agencies and iwi across many regions to ensure our people who have a need are supported in some way.
Q: WILL EVERY WHĀNAU GET ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES?
A: Priority is being given to:
1. People in the high risk groups who MUST STAY AT HOME – kaumātua and kuia over 70, people with pre-existing conditions and people with low immunity.
2. Wāhine who are hapū.
3. Whānau with babies and young children.
4. Whānau who live in isolated areas.
5. Whānau with disability.
6. Whānau who are vulnerable due to circumstance.
Q: WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES?
A: Depending on the whānau situation, essential supplies may include food, water, essential supplies, accommodation, essential services, health support & medications.
Q: DO PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS SUPPORT?
A: No this is our awhi and manaaki of our people
Q: HOW IS NGĀTIWAI ABLE TO OFFER SUPPORT?
A: We are a small iwi but we have maximised our reach and capacity through:
1. Whānaungatanga (relationships) that we have inside and outside our iwi.
2. Funding and resourcing from our Trust Board, iwi members and government agencies.
3. Knowledge of our whānau, hapū and marae leaders.
4. Tikanga guidance of kaumātua o Ngātiwai.
5. Point of contact for all whānau, someone to talk too just for a chat
6. Conjugate and advocate to other agencies.
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