Excitement filled the air when we welcomed the Honourable Peeni Henare, Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, to our Christchurch office. Having a strong focus on youth meant that his interest was piqued when Robbie Georgieff, Mycare’s Community Outreach Coordinator, began talking passionately about Mycare’s Live Life Programme in Christchurch.
The Live Life programme enables individuals to learn new skills and gain connections in the community. Classes are specifically designed so that each participant can successfully achieve their self-directed goals. We have been delivering the programme for over a year and look forward to expanding it to other areas.
The Minister remarked that our office felt homely, “It’s just like sitting in someone’s living room.” Mr Henare’s visit highlighted the importance of taking time out of our busy days to share stories. Through sharing our knowledge both parties were able to walk away with a better understanding of how we could work together in the future.
The conversation turned to how Mycare connects people by sharing meaningful moments every day. Through enabling individuals to find, manage and pay for the supports they require, they are able to engage with people on a deeper level.