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Kakakura Health Services

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    Kakakura Health Services is a Kaupapa Māori Health & Social Services Agency.  We embody two Kāi Tahu whakataukī (proverbial sayings).  The first is associated with our tohu /logo (the parrot), sacred to the takata whenua (people of the land):

    “Ka rere te manu, mauri ora!”  
    “When the bird flies, life is abundant!”

    One of our aims at Kakakura is to assist people in bringing balance and wellness to their lives.  The whakataukī, “Ka rere te manu, mauri ora” is symbolic of this philosophy.

    The second proverbial saying is the base value underlying the purpose and operations of Kakakura.  Aroha provides the whanaukataka within the internal structure, ensuring mutual respect in all activities.

    “Aroha ki te takata!”  
    “Love and hospitality to all!”

    Kakakura is committed to extending the philosophy and practice of “Aroha ki te takata” to all takata whaiora (clients), manuhiri (visitors) and kaimahi (staff).

    Programme

    Needs Assessment & Service Co-Ordination

    Kakakura works closely with Southern DHB - Mental Health Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination team, other community groups, GPs and whanau to identify what supports you require to live a fulfilling life in the community.

    Adult Community Support Services

    Established in 1997, this is a community support service that operates in both Ōtautahi (Christchurch) and Murihiku (Invercargill).  Kaiāwhina are trained and supervised mental health support workers who assist people in the community that have a mental illness.  They work alongside takata whaiora (clients), their whānau (family), case managers and others to enable them to regain /maintain wellbeing and move towards a more independent lifestyle.

     

    Community Based Residential Support

    Te Korimako Established in 1997, Te Korimako is an eight-bed residential whare (home) in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). Te Korimako is a Kaupapa Māori 24-hour residential rehabilitation and respite facility for adults who experience mental illness. Pou Tautoko are trained and supervised mental health support workers.  They assist people who have a mental illness to transition from institutional care to a home- based environment. A balance of cultural and clinical approaches are utilised to achieve takata whaiora (client) goals of wellbeing. These goals are to be integrated into their daily living activities.

    Te Kotuku This is a residential whare (home) in Murihiku that was established in 2003. Te Kotuku is a Kaupapa Māori 24-hour residential rehabilitation and respite facility for adults who experience mental illness. Te Kotuku has seven beds for residental rehabilitation and 2 beds for respite.

    Respite Care

    Te Kotuku provides 2 beds for emergency and planned respite care for Southern District Health Board.

    Te Kotuku is a Kaupapa Māori 24-hour residential rehabilitation and respite facility for adults who experience mental illness. Pou Tautoko are trained and supervised mental health support workers.  They assist people who have a mental illness to transition from institutional care to a home- based environment.  A balance of cultural and clinical approaches are utilised to achieve takata whaiora (client) goals of wellbeing. These goals are to be integrated into their daily living activities.

     

    Charges

    No fees apply.