This report records Visionwest’s response to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s catastrophic weather events in the first couple of months of 2023. Within hours of the flooding, Visionwest team members were on the ground providing for the needs of those displaced from their homes. Over the coming weeks, Visionwest provided wraparound support for those affected; support which is ongoing and expected to be required for months, perhaps years, to come.
Social supermarkets have been operating for many years internationally, often with a waste minimisation focus and the intention of offering dignity and choice to shoppers. This report was produced as a feasibility study and precursor to Visionwest’s social supermarket.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.