As of Sunday 28 February, Auckland will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 3.
We know this is a challenging time for our rangatahi, and we remain committed to continuing to offer support to our rangatahi through this period.
Our onsite offices will continue to be staffed, and young people will be able to access the office in a one in one out basis. We welcome our partners to continue to visit their rangatahi on site in order to continue their support. However, we do ask that you reduce your access to our offices, keep your visits to site to only what is absolutely necessary, and observe the MOH guidelines for preventing the spread, and check in with staff before dropping in. There will also be a QR code upon entry, please sign in using the Governments track and trace app.
The service structure will endeavour to run as per normal. We will continue to have our Monthly Reviews with our young people and their support teams. These will happen via skype or zoom. APT will also be conducting virtual property inspections. If you have planned hui’s with your young people, but can’t engage with them due to restrictions on your organization, or lack of technology on the young person’s part, please reach out to the team. We may be able to accommodate a video conference at some of our sites.
We will be preparing for a longer lock down, so will aim to have food parcels at each office in case of emergency. If your organisation can help us with this, please let us know.
During Level 3 we can continue to receive and process referrals to house rangatahi. Any queries about referrals, or access to emergency accommodation, please send through to email@example.com
We know one of the big challenges for our rangatahi over this time is how they keep themselves occupied, and how they keep themselves safe. If you can help with PPE, cleaning products, or games, crafts, or fun activities for our rangatahi, please reach out.
As always, we thank you for your support and partnership. These are uncertain, and challenging times, but we will get through this by leaning on one another.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui, Be strong, be brave, be steadfast
Youth Housing Team Leader