Social supermarket Feasibility Report
Manaaki Kai is Visionwest’s social supermarket which aims to provide food support while preserving the dignity and mana of whanau. In preparation for opening Manaaki Kai, we commissioned a full feasibility study which took an in-depth look at social supermarkets throughout Aotearoa and the UK.
Visionwest Pae Aronui ImpactLab Report
Throughout our lives, different events occur which impact our overall wellbeing trajectory. This report measures the impact on an individual’s wellbeing across multiple domains when they’re supported by a programme to make positive changes in their life.
For the past two years, Visionwest has been invited to be a part of the Budget Day lock-in at Parliament Buildings. This has given us an early look at the contents and enabled us to prepare a response. This is our response to Budget 2023.
Food and Financial Hardship Report
Despite impressions that the impacts of COVID are retreating, the latest food security survey by Visionwest shows needs in the third quarter of 2022 have not dropped back to pre-COVID levels.
Christmas From The Heart 2022 Report
This report provides an overview of the Christmas From The Heart 2022 event and high-level information about whānau who needed support at Christmas, and reveals some of the reasons why that support was necessary.
Lockdown in Waitakere 2021
This report describes the impacts of the Alert Level restrictions (lockdowns) on Visionwest service delivery, for both whānau who access Visionwest services and the wider West Auckland community. The emerging priorities for Visionwest are also identified.
Our Covid Story
In the years 2020 and 2021, Aotearoa New Zealand was twice plunged into prolonged periods of lockdown due to COVID-19. During these times, the needs faced by the most vulnerable in our communities intensified.
During the Covid-19 crisis, the most profound impact for New Zealand have been in the areas of health and the economy. As New Zealand adapts to Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 lockdown, it is important to note that the economic marginalisation due to social exclusion poses an added risk to health, especially of those who are most vulnerable.