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Wesley Community Action - Older Persons Team

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Wesley Community Action - Older Persons Team
Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance
75 Taranaki St
CCDHB Wgtn & Kapiti, HVDHB H/Valley
Wellington 6141
Postal Address
PO Box 9932, WGTN 6141
Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley
(04) 384 2447
(04) 382 8054
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Andrea McKenzie - (04) 8050889
Wesley Community Action
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Wesley Community Action’s Services for older people works within the community with older adults to support them to achieve and maintain a quality of life they control and enjoy.

"Thank you for making me feel worth listening to."

"Your support and encouragement has given me the confidence to try."

"I feel like I am back in control of my health and my finances."

"Your support has made it easier for me to cope."

"I didn't know there was so much help available."
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Service Description
Our Wesley Community Action's Older Persons Team works in partnership with older people to support them to maintain their independence, avoid early or inappropriate admission into residential care, and achieve a quality of life which reflects their own priorities and goals.

Our team of professionals uses a holistic approach to achieve this. We provide case-management of the various services involved in a person's life, along with advocacy, home visits, outings, transport to essential appointments plus facilitation of access to family and community resources according to the older person's wishes.

Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
The Wesley Older Persons Team provides services under contract to older people through out the greater Wellington Region from Wellington through Porirua to Kapiti, and the Hutt Valley.
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.StatusDetails
Social Worker Yes
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Domestic Assistance
TypeSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Shopping Assistance No Yes No Social (not grocery) shopping as part of reconnecting to the community.For example clothing, furniture, household items and other personal items.
Transport Assistance No Yes No Some transport assistance provided as part of reconnecting to the community and attending essential appointments.
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Kaumatua Services
Kaumatua ServicesSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Kaumatua Services No Yes No We have access to Kaumatua services for advice and support with elders and their whanau as and where appropriate.
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Visiting Service No Yes No Volunteer visitors can visit you from time to time for a chat.
Other Social Support No Yes No Liaison and advocacy support - our team members can provide information and work with you on a range of issues and find solutions to problems e.g. benefit entitlements, rents, accommodation issues etc).
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Support & Advocacy
Support & AdvocacyStatusDetails
Support and Advocacy Yes We support the people we work with to negotiate their way through systems to resolve issues, and to receive services and their entitlements to meet their needs.
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Subsidy Details
The Wesley CA Older Persons Team provides, under contract to the Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHBs, the following services:

Community support services for older people with complex needs including age related disability support needs, supporting them to live independently in the community.

A key outcome of the services is to prevent the need for premature admission into a residential care service.

The target groups are people aged 65 and over with complex physical needs and a high social need who might otherwise require inappropriate or premature placement into residential care because their support needs cannot be met by current services.

Referrals are made to the local Care or Service Coordination Centre who carry out a needs assessment and if appropriate, request services from the Wesley Older Persons Community Team.

The aim of the Wesley Older Persons service is to assist the older person to regain social skills and motivation and to link them back into their local community through a process of individual service planning. The community social worker assists the person to identify and then work toward achieving their specific goals within this context.

Services provided will vary depending on the need but may include things such as:
Ø assisting and where necessary advocating with health, housing, financial and environmental issues; preparatory work to enable home support services to be provided; goal setting;linking to community groups and services; facilitating meaningful activity and capacity to contribute where desired

Ø assisting with the transition to residential care when the safety of the person becomes a major concern in the absence of other social support networks.
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Sign Language Yes
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Updated: 11 Dec 2012