Whānau we support are at the centre of everything we do
We listen and respect the voice of whānau
We work together with a collective and holistic approach
Whānau feel informed, supported and empowered
Whānau are supported in achieving mana Motuhake, through the guidance and wisdom of tikanga Māori.
The tikanga approach acknowledges whānau:
You are your own expert … Mana Ātea works alongside whānau, allowing them to share their journey and experience. This enables the foundation for cultural safety and supports participation.
We are part of your journey … Mana Ātea brings skills to the table that help whānau navigate the referral, the service being proposed, and the process that occurs. Allowing the opportunity to ask questions, share information and knowledge to form a relationship.
Mana Ātea starts from the position that you and your whānau are the experts of your own lives and the solutions that work for you, in your own life and context, and that you should be supported to be involved in making decisions. This approach empowers you to have control over your own life, to pursue your own destiny, and to celebrate your mana motuhake.
ensuring that you are involved in a meaningful goal setting approach;
awhi you to understand and navigate the planning and funding system;
providing you with practical support and advice during the planning process;
attending any planning meetings with you, if you wish;
awhi you through the planning and review processes;
providing advice about building stable support arrangements;
remaining available whenever crises and emergencies arise.
calculating PAYE tax and Kiwisaver and submitting it to Inland Revenue Department;
calculating and paying the ACC levy;
preparing and submitting all necessary documentation to IRD;
paying contractors and suppliers;
arranging and paying public and product liability insurances;
holding and administering funding.