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Blake’s Housing Story – A Life Back on Track

Blake’s Housing Story – A Life Back on Track

Blake’s housing story with Visionwest began when he saw his lifestyle reflected in the hurt on the faces of his children and saw how the way he lived was affecting their behaviour and health, he knew something needed to change. For such a long time...

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Whata Manaaki Opening

Whata Manaaki Opening

On Wednesday 10 November, Whata Manaaki, our new food and goods warehouse, was officially opened. The extra space Whata Manaaki provides will enable us to hold more kai at any one time and function as an effective distributor of food to those who...

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Marissa and Honeylette – Super Support Workers!

Marissa and Honeylette – Super Support Workers!

Support Workers Marissa and Honeylette provide in-home healthcare to the elderly and those with disabilities throughout the Bay of Plenty. It’s a job that gives them a huge amount of satisfaction and fulfillment. "My friend was a Support Worker...

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More Than Food

More Than Food

Many of the people who access Visionwest’s wraparound support services have no family and limited social networks. Their lives are confined to a small space both geographically and socially. For many years, community dinners were held at the Glen...

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Support When It Was Most Needed

Support When It Was Most Needed

For years Gwenda and Robin lived on a farm just out of Westport. Then Robin was diagnosed with a serious illness which meant they needed to relocate to Christchurch to be closer to family and the medical services that Robin would need. As Gwenda...

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A Story Of Acceptance And Achievement

A Story Of Acceptance And Achievement

Kane was struggling at school - he experienced bullying and his health and grades suffered. As he explains: “I didn’t enjoy school at all. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to learn a trade. I was open to anything, but I was really...

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On The Road To Freedom From Debt

On The Road To Freedom From Debt

Bob* experienced health issues in 2019 which prevented him from working. The healing process took a while and he found that, without a wage coming in, he struggled to make ends meet – he ended up having to use his credit card to pay for food and...

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Jess’s Story – Committed to Caring for Others

Jess’s Story – Committed to Caring for Others

Caring for others is what I absolutely love to do ... absolutely love it. I love that what I do means people are able to stay in the comfort and safety of their own homes. I love looking after people, especially the elderly because I love the...

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