Engagements with family/whānau - My Home, My Choice

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We have concluded our engagements for October - November 2023

The My Home My Choice programme focuses on the work needed to transform the way people in residential services are assisted so they have more choice and control in their lives.

This includes developing options and alternatives for people who are considering entry into or exit out of residential care. 

The programme is still in its very early stages. 

More information on the My Home My Choice webpage. To get in touch with the team email my_home_my_choice@whaikaha.govt.nz

My Home My Choice Engagement opportunities for family and whānau

We know that family/whānau Māori provide assistance to disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori.

We are setting up online conversations where we will engage directly with family and whānau who have a loved one in in residential care or who is considering entering or leaving residential care.

Our learnings from these engagements will be used to inform the My Home My Choice Programme. 

Topics we will discuss include: 

  • Possible alternative options for people considering entering residential services 
  • Increasing people’s choice and control within residential services
  • Possible alternative options for people who want to leave residential services
  • Building the capability of Whaikaha and government partners to embed the Enabling Good Lives principles, equity and citizenship through policy, contracts and commissioning within the context of My Home My Choice

Other opportunities

We are also holding separate engagements with disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori, Pacific people and service providers. For more information on these please email my_home_my_choice@whaikaha.govt.nz

Timings for Family/Whānau conversations

Monday 30 October

  • 6pm – 8.30pm - Kōrero (discussion) with Whānau Māori.

Wednesday 1 November

  • 12.30pm to 2.30pm - Discussion with older parents/whānau planning for the future

Thursday 2 November

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm - Discussion with parents/whānau who have loved ones in residential care

Wednesday 8 November

  • 6.30pm – 8pm - Open sessions for all family/whānau to attend

Wednesday 8 November

  • 6pm – 8.30pm - Kōrero (discussion) with Whānau Māori.

Saturday 4 November

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm - Open sessions for all family/whānau to attend

Thursday 9 November

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm - For parents/whānau considering residential care as an option