The programme is offered to Pacific families who care for a relative with a disability.
Vui Mark Gosche, Vaka Tautua chief executive says that the programme caters for most families and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to improve the way they manage family finances and enable them to better support themselves and the relative they care for.
The community support programme offer financial literacy training and for families targeting the older generation, people living with disability and those needing support for mental health.
“We are able to do this new work thanks to money from the government’s Whānau Ora Pacific Innovation fund administered by Pasifika Futures.”
“Each family will be able to attend eight workshops in their local community where they will receive help and advice from our trained coaches,” says Gosche.
The programme also covers health and wellbeing; the type of entitlements a family is eligible for and how the family or an individual might improve their income through education, training and up-skilling into better paid work.