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Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

The long-term financial challenges faced by many in our local communities mean that every year some whānau miss out on food over Christmas. 2021 was no different except that this year, the demand was accentuated by the presence of COVID. Leading up...

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Westpac Business Awards Win for Visionwest

Westpac Business Awards Win for Visionwest

"And the Westpac Business Awards Supreme Business Excellence Award goes to…  "It was a huge moment for the entire Visionwest team when, at the Auckland Westpac North-West Business Awards, Visionwest first won the Excellence in Strategy and Planning...

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In-Home Healthcare Offices Combine

In-Home Healthcare Offices Combine

Within our community, many of the elderly and those with disabilities would be unable to retain the comfort and independence of living in their own homes if not for in-home healthcare providers. To ensure an even greater efficiency of support than...

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23 new homes = 23 whānau housed

23 new homes = 23 whānau housed

23 new homes means 23 whānau who have been struggling to find a place to live will now have a warm, dry and safe home while they look for longer term housing. On Friday February 25th, a small group from Visionwest Waka Whakakitenga gathered for a...

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The Importance of Workplace Literacy and Numeracy

The Importance of Workplace Literacy and Numeracy

What is Workplace Literacy and Numeracy? Workplace literacy is more than having employees who can read and write. It’s about having a workforce made up of individuals who can understand and pass on instructions; who are quickly learning key skills...

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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 15,459 parcels - each parcel is designed to feed two...

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Christmas From The Heart 2021

Christmas From The Heart 2021

Thank you for being amazing, we really appreciate it. It has made our Christmas something to look forward to.   We are going to actually enjoy Christmas and not dread it like normal. These are just two of the many social media comments from...

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Pātaka Kai: The COVID Effect

Pātaka Kai: The COVID Effect

In just two months (September and October 2021), Visionwest’s Pātaka Kai processed, packed, and delivered 8,684 food parcels, feeding 11,517 adults and 10,593 children – a total of 22,110 people. Last year: This is an amazing output when compared...

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu. National Volunteer Week – June 20 – 26. It’s estimated that 1.2 million people put in volunteer hours to support local charities, groups and organisations throughout Aotearoa. As part of National Volunteer Week, we want to...

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Simon’s Housing Story

Simon’s Housing Story

“It was like a big blanket washed over me…” Through no fault of his own, Simon (not his real name) became a part of New Zealand’s homelessness statistics. Leaving behind a successful business, he moved to Christchurch to become caregiver to his...

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