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Manawa Ora

Manawa Ora is a free service that supports whānau with tamariki to create warmer, drier, healthier homes. 

Manawa Ora may be able to provide: 

  • insulation
  • curtains
  • carpet (in Kāinga Ora houses)
  • heating
  • beds and bedding. If you have a Community Services Card, and you are pregnant or have children under five (5), you may be eligible. 

Talk to the following people about making a referral for you or make your own referral: 

  • Doctor
  • Midwife or Lead Maternity Carer
  • Your ward nurse (if you have recently been in hospital)
  • Public health nurse
  • Family Start or social worker
  • Plunket nurse or Tamariki Ora nurse.

Manawa Ora may be able to help regardless of your housing situation – whether you live in your own home, a rental, a Kainga Ora house, or need help to find a home. 

For referrers

All referrals go to the Manawa Ora ‘Hub’. Referrals are usually processed within two to three days.

If you are eligible, you will be contacted and a community health worker/kaimahi from one of the Whānau Ora providers across Northland will be assigned to your whānau. They will contact the family, visit them in their home, and complete a comprehensive housing assessment.

This will identify what housing interventions may be able to be provided to make the home warmer and drier. 

Here are the information sheets and the referral form for making a referral to Manawa Ora:

For more information, please contact:
Manawa Ora Regional Coordinator
P: 0800 155 173


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