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AWHI Healthy Homes Initiative

He kāinga ora, he tīmatanga pai
Healthy homes give tamariki the best start in life

Many illnesses, including acute rheumatic fever and respiratory tract infections, are linked to poorly ventilated, cold, damp and overcrowded homes. These illnesses particularly affect tamariki. Whānau who live in healthy homes are less likely to be exposed to these preventable illnesses.

AWHI is a free initiative that works to improve housing conditions for whānau in South Auckland and Waikato.

At the heart of the AWHI programme is equipping whānau with the skills, confidence and knowledge to create homes that are healthy, safe, warm and dry. The AWHI team achieves this by connecting whānau with local service and community providers who offer assistance ranging from minor repairs, access to resources like bedding, curtains and heaters to providing advice, support and education.

AWHI makes a difference to the hauora of whānau in South Auckland. The programme has successfully contributed to decreased hospitalisations for respiratory tract illness with whānau themselves reporting less sickness in their homes overall.

“Thank you for our beds, we love them!”

AWHI fact file

Where is AWHI located?

The AWHI programme provides service to whānau in the South Auckland and Waikato regions. See where AWHI operates.

Do whānau have to be enrolled with a National Hauora Coalition general practice?

No.

What is the eligible age-range for the AWHI programme?

Whānau who live in homes with tamariki and/or rangitahi between the ages of 0-19 may be eligible for the AWHI programme. Hapū māmā (pregnant mothers) may also be eligible.

How do whānau access the AWHI programme?

Whānau can access AWHI by being referred to us by a hospital, general practice, midwife, supplier (such as Habitat for Humanity), or they can refer themselves by getting in touch directly. Whānau can also refer other whānau.

AWHI Tāmaki Makarau on Facebook

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Smoke alarms have to be installed:

>Within 3 metres of each bedroom, or in every room where a person sleep
>In each level or storey of a multi-storey whare
>In all rental homes, boarding houses, and self-contained sleep-outs.

Check this video out to see if you have the right smoke alarm installed. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYWOp-C5G1wImage attachment

Smoke alarms have to be installed:

>Within 3 metres of each bedroom, or in every room where a person sleep
>In each level or storey of a multi-storey whare
>In all rental homes, boarding houses, and self-contained sleep-outs.

Check this video out to see if you have the right smoke alarm installed.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYWOp-C5G1w
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Regular inspections done by your landlord or property manager are good to continue relationships as well as have your home checked to meet healthy homes standards. 

Check out some of things involved in a housing inspection. 

https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/maintenance-and-inspections/inspections/Image attachment

Regular inspections done by your landlord or property manager are good to continue relationships as well as have your home checked to meet healthy homes standards.

Check out some of things involved in a housing inspection.

www.tenancy.govt.nz/maintenance-and-inspections/inspections/
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AWHI Waikato on Facebook

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AWHI Waikato is a free service within the National Hauora Coalition who aims to support whānau.

Our kaimahi Missy and Malika in Rāhui Pōkeka today. 

Malika is a kaimahi for Matawhānui Trust in the Rāhui Pōkeka/Huntly area, delivering the AWHI healthy homes service. 

So whānau, if you are in the area and needing some support in your whare - send us a DM and we will connect you with Malika to have a kōrero around your needs. 🏡🔨🔥

Our kaimahi Missy and Malika in Rāhui Pōkeka today.

Malika is a kaimahi for Matawhānui Trust in the Rāhui Pōkeka/Huntly area, delivering the AWHI healthy homes service.

So whānau, if you are in the area and needing some support in your whare - send us a DM and we will connect you with Malika to have a kōrero around your needs. 🏡🔨🔥
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2 weeks ago
Kia ora AWHI whānau! 

We hope you are all well and keeping warm during this winter season. 

AWHI Waikato are rolling out Healthy Homes Wānanga in the Hauraki Rohe and have created a survey link for whānau to participate in to ensure our Wānanga are catering to the needs within the community. 

Each survey response will go into the draw to win 1 of 2 $50 Prezzy cards, so be sure to share this with your whānau and networks. 🏠🌤️

Kia ora AWHI whānau!

We hope you are all well and keeping warm during this winter season.

AWHI Waikato are rolling out Healthy Homes Wānanga in the Hauraki Rohe and have created a survey link for whānau to participate in to ensure our Wānanga are catering to the needs within the community.

Each survey response will go into the draw to win 1 of 2 $50 Prezzy cards, so be sure to share this with your whānau and networks. 🏠🌤️
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Helpful links

Tāmaki Makaurau

Email us: referrals@awhi.co.nz

Visit our Tāmaki Makaurau AWHI Facebook page

Visit our Tāmaki Makaurau AWHI Instagram page

Information for service providers

Waikato

Email our Waikato team: referralswko@awhi.co.nz

Visit our Waikato AWHI Facebook page

Visit our Waikato AWHI Instagram page

Information for service providers

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