Community Support Services

The Community Support Services are part of a wrap-around services provided by Te Puna Hauora where whanau and individuals can access support from a range of services offered. Whanau meet face to face with a kaiārahi.

All referrals are followed by a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and a Kaiārahi is allocated to suit your needs. 

The role of a Kaiārahi is community based in home support. Our Kaiārahi will help you develop and implement your IMAP goal plans. Their role is to navigate, co-ordinate and or facilitate activities, services and opportunities to support your goal plan. Whanau and individuals are supported at all stages of their journey by their kaiārahi.

Community Services consist of: 

Kaiārahi support 

Adult Mental health and addictions

Budgeting with Financial Mentors


Mana Mātua Parenting Programme

Journey through Changes Programme

How to access our services: 

Access to Community Services is via a referral process. Referrals can come from:

The nurse or GP at the time of your consultation

Your Te Puna Hauora Kaiārahi / Support worker 

Other agencies including Ministry for Children, Non-Government Organisations, WINZ

Self-Referral – Ask at reception for a Community Services Referral form