What’s the big idea?
Improving social wellbeing in Te Tairāwhiti through social services devolution to iwi.
We are asking the Social Wellbeing Board to be bold and to act on commitments
past and present to a significantly more devolved delivery of social services in Te
Tairāwhiti. Evidence supports the change and risks can be mitigated. The first step is
to resource the co-design of four feasibility studies to create the detailed plan of how
devolution would work in child wellbeing, Whānau Ora, housing, and the Tairāwhiti
Social Development Leadership Board. If we take these steps, intergenerational harm
and persistent disadvantage could be transformed into intergenerational mauri ora.