Economic Wellbeing Projects

The Festival of Learning Expo 2018 and Adult Learners Week Awards Ceremony 2018

The Festival of Learning Expo 2018 took place on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre and Library. Along with West Auckland Community Education Aotearoa, WEST coordinated the FREE interactive expo of adult education courses and workshops available in West Auckland. Over 40 organisations and groups who provide courses in gardening, languages, crafts, work place qualifications, apprenticeship opportunities, food making, compost making and even quilt making showcased what they had to offer! There were demonstrations, interactive activities, activities for the kids and adults alike, and live performances throughout the day. In the afternoon we celebrated adult learners, tutors and providers during the Adult Learners Week Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to the nominees and the winners of the awards, and thank you the many organisations, community groups and education providers who were involved in the event. 

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. The Housing Call to Action Network is convened by WEST - West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training.

HC2A Meetings

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 Housing and Homelessness Hui - A Guide to Homelessness and Housing in West Auckland

The Purpose of the day is to:

! Learn how the Government housing process works

! Explore the reality of housing in West Auckland

! Connect the housing sector with other community and social sectors

! Create a shared understanding of the services available and how to access them

Please note we will have MSD and HNZ representatives present to discuss their processes and to answer any questions.

The Hon Phil Twyford - MP for Te Atatū, Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Minister for Transport, and The Hon Carmel Sepuloni - MP for Kelston Minister for Social Development and Minister for Disability Issues will also be discussing Housing and Homelessness from a Government perspective.

When: Thursday 8 March 2018 10am - 2.30pm

Where: Ceramco Park Function Centre - 120 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden

Please RSVP by 1 March 2018 with any dietary and/or access requirements along with any questions for MSD or HNZ to housingc2a@gmail.com or phone (09) 8371471

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

Website: http://www.west.org.nz/Site/Economic_Development/Housing_Call_to_Action_-_West_Auckland.ashx

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/housingcalltoaction

 

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 manager@west.org.nz 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. 

 
 

Contact Us

9 Henderson Valley Road,
Henderson, Auckland 0612
Phone: (09) 837 1471
Fax: (09) 837 1475
E-mail: admin@west.org.nz