Economic Wellbeing Projects
The Housing Call to Action - West Auckland Network
The Housing Call to Action - West Auckland (HC2A) is a Network of community, social service, NGO, local government and central government organisations who have an interest in Housing and Homelessness. Up until 2016 the Network was convened by WEST - West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training.
The Housing Call to Action meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm at the Community Waitakere Resource Centre - 9 Ratanui St, Henderson, West Auckland. We welcome new members. Phone Lee or Gaylene on 8371471 for more information.
HC2A on Facebook
The HC2A Facebook page posts regular news and information on what is happening in the area of housing and homelessness. To join us on Facebook click here.
Connecting with Housing Call to Action
Phone: Lee on 0273438546
Enterprising Communities Project
The Enterprising Communities Project was funded by DIA 2011 - 2015 to enable the communities of Glen Eden and Massey to contribute to and benefit from stronger local economies. As part of the project, various initiatives were developed alongside the community including Massey Employment Gateway (MEG) and Massey Means Business. These early projects formed the foundation for WEST Work Ready and WEST Means Business.
Point Research were contracted in 2015 to evualate the project, and their report is available now in draft.
In 2015 -16 Enterprising Communities comprises two aspects:
i) As part of WEST's 2015-19 Strategic Plan mission statement: "to provide skills and training to access employment, and to support initiatives to develop enterprising communities".
(NOTE: Enterprising communities enable local residents, community groups, organisations and busineses to contribute to and benefit from their local economy.)
ii) The Strong Local Economies Call to Action group, established as one of the wellbeing initiatives in 2010, agreed at its last meeting in 2015 to become an Enterprising Communities Network, meeting 2-3 times annually, facilitated by WEST.
The inaugural meeting of this network is to consider the evaluation report prepared by Point Research as described above.
For more details or to participate please contact Lee Hickey email@example.com or 09 8371471.
The Massey West Food Hub Plan
WEST - West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training (formerly Waitakere Workers Educational Association - WEA) was contracted to scope the idea of a food hub located within the Massey Community House.
The Massey Community Food Hub initiative is located within the wider Kai Auckland project. Kai Auckland is a movement for all Aucklanders that offers a cohesive and integrated approach to creating connection and nourishment through food.
The aims of the Kai Auckland movement include reducing systemic poverty, child hunger and social isolation, strengthening individual and community food security and increasing opportunities for volunteering within Auckland communities. Through community hui five mobilising initiatives were established to facilitate, enable and organise knowing, growing and sharing across Auckland by 2016. One of these initiatives is the proposed Physical Food Hub, to be located at Massey Community House. The purpose of the food hub is to enable a physical space where members of the community can connect, learn and work together to buy, grow and share food (Kai Auckland, 2014)
A group including local community gardens, Massey Matters and WEST are currently developing some of the ideas identified in the The Massey West Food Hub plan. If you would like to know more please contact Lee Hickey on 8371471.