Whakatū Marae is funded by Te Putahitanga to provide Whānau Ora support in Whakatū. Whānau Ora Navigators are practitioners who work with whānau and families to identify their needs and aspirations, support their participation in education, primary health and employment, and link and coordinate access to specialist services.
Navigators build trust with whānau, support whānau through crises, then help to develop a plan with realistic and aspirational goals that build capability and make sustainable changes. Important aspects of the navigator’s role is to identify strengths within whānau, facilitate and mentor whānau to identify aspirations and provide ‘wrap-around’ or multi-disciplinary support by drawing on a range of resources. Navigators reflect the importance of working with all whānau members, of providing advocacy and support in accessing services and helping whānau learn new skills so they could transition from dependency and crisis towards tino rangatiratanga. (TPK, 2015). We are fortunate at Whakatū Marae to have two Navigators to help whānau meet their aspirations with the long term goals of building capability to be self-managing in a range of areas.
Whānau Ora Outcomes
Whānau are self-managing
Whānau are living healthy lifestyles
Whānau are cohesive, resilient and nurturing
Whānau are participating fully in society
Whānau are confidently participating in Te Ao Māori
Whānau are economically secure and successful
Whānau Navigators can assist you and empower you to create or visualize how your aspirations or goals can be achieved.
We currently have two Navigators; Huriana Lawrence & Jason Hulena. For further information, please contact our office.
Whakatū Marae is located between Founders Park and Miyazu Japanese Gardens. Office and services are located in the long building next to Founders Park, at the far end of the long veranda.