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Thank you for your encouragement

Thank you for your encouragement

It’s always great to hear the comments of satisfied whānau. Our Support Workers work hard and it’s a real encouragement to be told how much those we look after appreciate all that we do. Here are a few recent thank you notes from clients: The...

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International Day for Older Persons

International Day for Older Persons

October 1st is International Day for Older Persons 2020. The theme this year highlights the role of healthcare workers in contributing to the health of older persons and we want to again pay tribute to our VisionWest Support Workers and the...

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Final wish fulfilled thanks to the right support

Final wish fulfilled thanks to the right support

Visionwest has a team of more than 1,300 support workers who deliver care to over 7,500 people in their own homes with the aim of preserving independence, dignity and quality of life. One such client was June* who had needed some extra help at home...

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Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Lisa Woolley, CEO of VisionWest Community Trust responded to the budget by saying, “We are pleased to see the Government’s response for those most in need in our community at this time, many of whom have never before experienced such financial and...

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Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

The Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge: Over 3,000 Food Parcels As New Zealand moved into lockdown on Wednesday March 25, the immediate challenge for the Pātaka Kai was how to distribute parcels to whānau in need of food, at a time when that need...

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Supporting our Seniors: Albany office

Supporting our Seniors: Albany office

We love to hear feedback from clients who receive support from our caring and dedicated Support Workers. Emah, Coordination Team Leader in Albany shares with us the following: “Maureen’s daughter rang to thank everyone for all the hard work and...

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Blessing at new Tauranga office

Blessing at new Tauranga office

Early in the morning on Friday last week, a group gathered to participate in the Karakia Whakawatea (Dawn Blessing) of the new VisionWest offices in Greerton, Tauranga. This blessing was led by Rewiti Te Mete of Nga Matapuna Oranga and local...

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Feeding the community during lockdowns

Feeding the community during lockdowns

In the first three days of the August lockdown, Visionwest distributed 1,131 Emergency Food Parcels – more than the number for the entire month of July. By the end of December, we had distributed...