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‘TŌ TĀTOU PŌHEWATANGA’
Te Mahere Tautapa Whai Muri i te Covid-19 nā Te Moana o Toi Ki Te Uru mohoa nei
(2020), haere ake, haere ake

Thank you to everyone who had input into the development of the ‘Reimagine Us – WBOP Social Sector post Covid-19 action plan 2020 and beyond’ at the hui, via the survey or provided feedback on the draft plan/mahere.

Download the plan here.

We hope this plan captures your thoughts and aspirations for the social sector and our communities.  It is still a work in progress regarding who is to be involved.   SociaLink cannot nor should be the lead for all of the actions.  We have identified in the plan where SociaLink can take some action (note by the **) however, unless we can secure some funding, we do not have the capacity to lead or contribute to any other actions.  We really need this plan to be sector driven and funder supported so please tell us which actions you want or can contribute to or where it aligns with the mahi you are doing.

We also want this plan to be agile and responsive to the uncertain environment we find ourselves in. We will adapt the plan as required and keep you updated.

Liz Davies

General Manager

Read the Draft Plan Feedback Summary from the initial community hui,

And here for the feedback from funders and government on the draft action plan .

Update 1

We’re making good progress on some of the actions in the Action plan https://socialink.org.nz/reimagine-us/, high points are

Momenta (formerly Avalon), a local disability service provider, are keen to participate in the implementation of many of the actions, welcome aboard!  We would really appreciate any support from any community organisation.

  • SociaLink is working with providers of kai to the homeless in developing a collaborative funding proposal for a shared space to prepare and provide meals to people and whanau who are homeless
  • The General Election Candidate forum on Thursday 27 August 5-7pm  at The Kollective is a perfect opportunity to ask candidates about their party’s policies on local issues such as homelessness, poverty etc and funding for the social sector
  • SociaLink has invited Akina to talk with local Councils and the District Health Board about local social procurement i.e. how Councils etc can procure goods and services that also achieve a social or environmental outcomes e.g. employing local people who have disabilities.
  • An idea is being progressed to reduce the digital divide by sourcing laptops, devices, phones etc that are not longer wanted, then run a hackathon where local IT providers install up-to-date software, with support from Tech Soup and then distribute to those who otherwise couldn’t access digital devices along with data, which we hope telco companies may consider supporting
  • Ongoing conversations about ensuring communities and the social sector are prepared if Covid-19 were to escalate or in the event of a future pandemic.