Grey skies and Wellington wind did not dampen the enthusiasm of over 25 Pasifika Whānau Ora providers, partners and individuals involved in the providers meeting leading up to the Whānau Ora conference at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington recently.
The providers meeting gave the opportunity for Pasifika Futures Evaluation team to present to providers contracted to Pasifika Futures the performance against Whānau Ora outcomes framework, performance indicators and progress made towards achieving Whānau Ora outcomes.
Discussions at this meeting were primarily based on further improvement on outcomes for families and communities across a range of critical areas such as education, employment, finance and health. Some providers shared their stories of success as well as challenges and achievements for the year.
The meeting provided a valuable opportunity for providers to network and share ideas and experiences from the first year of Whānau Ora commissioning.
Tony Brown, Pasifika Futures Director Partnerships facilitated the meeting to ensure participants had the opportunity to share and contribute to the current and future needs of Pacific Whānau Ora work in families and community contexts.