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Te Pou is delighted to be working on a three year work plan with Te Rau Matatini and the Werry Centre.
Just before the Christmas break Le Va had the pleasure of attending the graduation of staff at Pacific Homecare Trust.
We are excited to congratulate Fatima Akehurst for her recent appointment to the Choice in Community Living reference group.
Le Va’s Engaging Pasifika (EP) programme has recently been awarded an acknowledgement from the Human Rights Commission.
Two main outcomes from our GPS 2012: national fono in April this year saw our Pacific mental health, addictions, disabilities and other social sectors agree that in order to grow Pacific solutions for our families, we need to enforce that culture is key to integrated solutions and strengthen collective activity across sectors for better outcomes.
Connecting culture and care in our services results in better engagement with Pacific people. This is the key principle behind Le Va’s Engaging Pasifika cultural competency programme.
At the same time that we grow the skills and knowledge of the Pacific workforce, a major focus for Le Va is to enhance the responsiveness of services so that Pacific families are accessing quality care.
When Jessica Papali’i-Curtin, a Pacific Health Workforce Awards recipient, heard that she was among a small group of outstanding, young, Pacific New Zealanders to receive the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award, she felt very humbled.