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Neighbourhood Support to Become an Official AWHI Service Provider


4 July 2023 – New Zealand – Following an extremely productive korero with Snr Constable Tony Tumai, who is based in Tamaki Makaurau, our CEO Louise is delighted to share the news that Neighbourhood Support is in the process of being added to the NZ Police AWHI app as a service provider across the whole country (we are currently only listed in a few small parts of the country).


Essentially, what this means for Neighbourhood Support is that every Police officer across the motu will be able to make consented referrals directly to us so that we can follow up via our member networks. These referrals may include burglary/crime prevention information, NS group set-ups or individual member subscriptions, supporting our aged and isolated members of community etc.


What is AWHI?

The AWHI app was created in 2018 by two Bay of Plenty frontline Police officers. AWHI supports frontline Police staff to help people in their communities with issues which could contribute to offending, reoffending or victimisation.


AWHI is built on whanaungatanga ‘establishing and nurturing relationships’ with local communities and wellbeing service providers. The connections Police make through AWHI referrals help prevent people from offending, reoffending or becoming victims of crime or harm.



Referrals are made to local wellbeing service providers in the areas of mental health, family wellbeing and addiction services, driver licencing, accommodation, budget assistance and care for older people.



ENDS


For More Information Please Contact:

Louise Grevel

027 637 4708


About Neighbourhood Support New Zealand


Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide community led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient, and connected communities. Over 220,000 households are part of our growing network. Neighbourhood Support work alongside NZ Police and other partners to equip neighbourhoods to improve safety, be prepared for emergencies and support one another so that our communities are great places to live.


Address (appointment only)


C/O Police National Headquarters

180 Molesworth Street

Thorndon, Wellington, 6011

New Zealand


Phone - 0800 4 NEIGHBOURS (0800 463 444)


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