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Principles for Oranga

Principles for Oranga is intended to guide new ways of working together. This framework promotes shared understanding and principles for working together effectively to support oranga, regardless of our roles, organisations, professional backgrounds and contexts. The aim is to support tāngata whai ora and whānau, workforces, groups, organisations, communities and systems to reach beyond structural silos and grow shared approaches to address the wider determinants of oranga.

A range of factors influence oranga. As workers we need to focus on what matters most to people in the context of whanāu, communities, culture and environment. Supporting oranga requires working in partnership, contributing our expertise and experience, and collaborating with others who are doing the same. Critically it requires that tāngata whai ora and whānau are central within this partnership.

Principles for Oranga aligns with the direction of the health and disability sector reforms, building on the vision that tāngata whai ora and whānau will have access to and choice of holistic and seamless support for oranga. It supports the call outlined in Kia Manawanui for a wellbeing system where all workers have a role to play in a collective approach and a joint effort towards
a shared vision of oranga. Such a system brings together tāngata whai ora, whānau, iwi, hapū and communities, non-government organisations and community groups, marae, workforces,
workplaces, educational institutions, social services, faith-based institutions, housing and health service providers, and others concerned with wellbeing within Aotearoa New Zealand.