Health starts long before illness – in our homes, schools and jobs.
Well Homes links whānau to appropriate services such as insulation, heating, curtain banks, beds, bedding, carpets, rugs, financial assistance and social housing providers. Simple cost-effective solutions are part of the plan e.g. whānau get white vinegar and a cloth to help with cleaning mould.
The Well Homes service is a partnership between Regional Public Health (RPH), Tu Kotahi Maori Asthma Trust, He Kāinga Oranga (University of Otago School of Medicine), and Sustainability Trust. Well Homes is a pathway for nurses, doctors, social workers and community health workers to refer a family or whanau, who may be experiencing housing problems, for support.
If you have a family or whanau in the greater Wellington area who are experiencing housing problems, complete the referral form and send it to Well Homes.
Every referral is assessed and passed on to housing programmes, dependant on the whanau’s needs and any eligibility criteria set by the programmes.