WORKING IN THE COALFACE
The initiatives and developments outlined in this website demonstrates a significant opportunity for furthering development in communities particularly those which address, coordinate and facilitate whānau needs within our own organisation and its partners as well as the establishment of infra-structure and funding systems that enable more efficient approaches to the delivery of care to the wider community.
Combining industry best practices with technology and also some aspects of a whānau ora approach will lead to improved health, social and educational outcomes for Māori, Pacifica and the general population. It is recognised too that the same principles equally apply to other population groups as well.
Faith in Families Foundation has long recognised the need for organisations working in the coalface of local communities to provide a more efficient frame-work of provision of services in line with development and management of the workforce, and accordingly, with access to higher quality levels of technologies and tools.
OUR PRIORITY AREAS
Our areas of priority for organisations and their management include charitable trusts and foundations, district health boards, health and social services organ-isations, educational institutions, non-government, faith-based and migrant or-ganisations, practitioners, marae, iwi, and hapu to bring about:
- greater flow and protection of information;
- effective stakeholder and relationship management;
- developing new approaches to assessing and managing client needs;
- development of new technological approaches, ICT, and web-based tools to ensure efficiency in the provision of services; and,
- Higher quality of performance and support of practitioners and manage-ment supplemented by higher quality tools and resources.
Likewise, areas of priority for whānau, families, Maori, Pacifica, migrant commun-ities and the general population include:
- best health, social and educational outcomes;
- clear understanding of goals and pathways to achieving set goals;
- greater confidence and trust in the provision of efficient services;
- greater and effective access, coordination and integration of services; and,
- empowerment to take ownership of their development and self-man-agement.