A Tindall Foundation grant to the Wellington Night Shelter has allowed the Shelter to implement further aspects in best practice in crisis and traditional housing. The implementation of a new operating model has increased the capacity for, and quality of engagement with, guests of transitional housing during the day and evening. There is a team of Support Workers, led by a Social Work Practice Lead. They are able to facilitate social, health, housing and WINZ services. On top of that, there is a Shelter Coordinator who manages a team of Night Support workers. They ensure the safety and well-being of overnight guests. Increasing the opportunities and professionalism of engagement with the men, they provide them with a structured support to move through a journey of being “self-reliant.” Overall, the Tindall grant is helping the Wellington Night Shelter become a better, safer, home for people who choose to live there.

The amount granted was $5,000.

“With adequate funding, further improvements can be made that will result in even greater opportunity for effective, appropriate engagement with men who are experiencing homelessness in Wellington. These improvements seek to fully support WNS’s guests to begin their journey towards accessing and maintaining safe sustainable, appropriate housing based around the vision of Te Mahana strategy – Ending Homelessness in Wellington”, says Kristy Buggins.

Nikau Foundation is the Wellington regional Funding Manager for Tindall Foundation. The Tindall Foundation, has a unique funding model whereby Funding Managers and Local Allocation Committees give out a significant portion of donations on their behalf.

Nikau Foundation gives out funds supporting Families and Social Services. The size of the donations given out range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000 to $15,000, depending on our annual budget allocation.  More information can be found on the Tindall Foundation website.