Strong and Caring Communities
Information about all the community-related recovery work currently going on in Kaikoura District.
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Useful links and information:
- Mayoral Relief Fund financial help for those experiencing hardship as a result of the earthquake, who are (or were) a resident of our District on 14 November 2016.
- Free flu jabs for under 18's, pregnant women, anyone aged over 65 years, and those with a chronic health condition.
- Te Hā o Mātauranga - Learning in Kaikōura The “go to” place for Kaikōura residents who want to learn. A place that will promote opportunities, promote conversation around education and allow space for families individuals and agencies to achieve their goals.
- Connecting Communities Grants Funding available until May 2018 for local neighbourhood and community events that build relationships in our District.
- Social Recovery Task Group focus on connecting and supporting all Community focused recovery work and services. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Council Chambers from 3pm to 4.30pm - contact Susi for more information.
How does this fit with the Recovery Plan?
Recovery Plan Goal: Strengthen community resilience, safety and wellbeing; ensure everyone in the community has their essential needs met; and enhance quality of life for residents and visitors.
How we'll achieve it
Support health and wellbeing: Undertake a stocktake of community needs and services provided. Develop a Healthy Kaikōura partnership to coordinate and deliver programmes that support community wellbeing and connectedness. Monitor health and wellbeing outcomes and regularly review progress and actions.
Meet housing needs: Determine temporary accommodation needs and ensure adequate case management support is available. Provide guidance on repairing or rebuilding homes to be healthy, efficient and resilient. Identify actions to meet current and future housing needs including regulatory and non-regulatory methods.
Elderly care: Encourage the private sector to establish a retirement village and dementia care facilities.
Community activities: Support organisations working to enliven Kaikōura, strengthen community connections, wellbeing and build resilience for earthquake affected communities.
Community facilities: Develop a long-term community facilities plan to repair or replace key community facilities such as pools or playgrounds. Investigate a visitor levy or contribution to support tourism related facilities.