Earlier this week the Whānau Ora report ‘Understanding whānau-centred approaches: analysis of Phase One Whānau Ora research and monitoring results’ was launched by Minister for Whānau Ora and Minister for Māori Development Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.
The report shows that placing the needs of families at the centre of service delivery is successful in achieving both immediate and long-term change for whānau. This includes whānau previously considered to be hard to reach.
The report also examines the range of ways whānau-centred approaches were implemented across Whānau Ora collectives; the main barriers and enablers to these approaches; the impacts on whānau and the implications for Whānau Ora as a wider social sector approach.
The report, published by Te Puni Kokiri, the Maori development ministry that is the lead agency for Whanau Ora initiatives and was peer reviewed by Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie, senior researcher Dr Fiona Cram and the Ministry for Social Development social policy evaluation unit.
Click here to view the key findings of the report, and read more about ideas for the future of whānau-centred approaches in Aotearoa.