Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust, Sustainability Trust, He Kāinga Oranga, and Regional Public Health form a partnership delivering the Well Homes service.

 

Agnes | Well Homes Administrator

Agnes is the friendly voice behind Well Homes who contacts families who have been referred to the programme and deals with the administration side of things. She loves seeing whanau gain knowledge on how to keep their homes warm, dry and healthy, and helping whanau access resources they may not have had access to in the past.

Agnes loves singing for her church choir and is fluent speaking Samoan.

Contact Agnes on 0800 675 675 or email wellhomes@huttvalleydhb.org.nz.


Miranda | Warm Fuzzies Assessor

Miranda is the Healthy Homes manager at Sustainability Trust, supporting families to make their homes warmer, drier and healthier. She manages and provides assessments for Sustainability Trust’s in-house healthy housing programme “Warm Fuzzies” as well managing the Wellington Curtain Bank and is a certified home performance assessor.

In a previous life she was a town planner in the UK, interested in sustainability and how places affect us. Years go by and now she’s motivated by making a positive difference to places we live in, and reducing our impact on the planet. Knowing that we’ll be accountable to the next generation, it’s important that time and energy is invested in helping our communities become more equitable, healthy and environmentally conscious.

David | Well Homes Assessor

David is a certified home performance advisor who works in the Healthy Homes team at Sustainability Trust. He assists families with helpful home heating and energy efficiency tips and is always satisfied to hear family’s later report that simple, low-cost interventions have helped improve health and comfort within their household. He also coordinates with landlords wanting to upgrade insulation, plus various social agencies and the Trust’s own Curtain Bank, whose recycled curtains help low-income families across the Wellington region stay warm through winter.

Tineke | Public Health Nurse Well Homes

Tineke is one of the public health nurses who completes home assessments. She enjoys working with families through the tenancy tribunal/mediation process, connecting with providers to promote the programme and providing education to ensure all are aware of the importance of warm, dry and safe houses for all.

Since graduating in 2003 with a BA in nursing from Massey University, Tineke has worked in various health care settings from community (district nursing, Plunket, Access - older person/spinal care) to tertiary settings (NICU, AT&R), and took up public health nursing in 2015. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Persons Nursing and is currently working towards a Certificate in Public Health at Massey University.

Tui | Well Homes Assesor

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu me Mataatua nga waka
Ko Ngai te rangi me Ngati Ranginui oku Iwi
Ko Ngai te ahi me Ngati he oku hapu
Ko Tui toku ingoa
Ko kaimahi ahau ki Tu Kotahi Maori Asthma Trust

Tui has lived in Wainuiomata since she was 7 years old. She attended the local schools, played in the local sports club and worked for the local businesses. She has worked as a community health worker for Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust for 7 years. Tui loves her community of Te Awakairangi and feels privileged in be working alongside whānau.

Shirley | Public Health Nurse and Well Homes Assessor

Shirley has worked at Regional Public Health as a public health nurse in housing for four years. She graduated in 2004 before completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health. Shirley has worked as a mental health and practice nurse. Last year she completed an extra-mural Diploma in Applied Management.

Vanessa | Well Homes Project Lead

Vanessa has worked with Regional Public Health (RPH) for almost 9 years. She previously worked as a paediatric nurse at Captial & Coast District Health Board. Her first role within RPH was as a public health nurse in Wainuiomata schools. Following this she worked as a public health advisor in the areas of injury prevention, community development, transport and urban design. Since 2015, Vanessa has worked as the project manager for Well Homes.

She has a keen interest in academic study and has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy and Woman’s Studies, an Honours Degree in Woman’s Studies, a Bachelor of Nursing, and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. Her most recent study has been in the areas of project management – particularly in lean thinking, continuous improvement, and communications.

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Last updated 12 July 2017.