Reading this report
This report begins with a brief profile of Tauranga City, its history and its community.
The body of the report is organised around the five groups of priority families described on page 2. Each section briefly outlines the social factors that make the particular group of families a priority, and describes the range of services that may be needed to support them. A table details the services currently available in Tauranga for the priority group, including (wherever possible) the volume of services providers deliver. Each section ends with a brief analysis of the issues service providers consider are affecting the delivery of services to those priority families.
A brief summary outlines the role this report might play in improving wellbeing of these families in the future.
Appendix 1 is a statistical profile of Tauranga City. It draws heavily on information gathered by Statistics New Zealand in the 2001 Census. This covers population, the age profile of the community, education, ethnicity, income, employment, deprivation, family and household composition, and business. Comparisons against national averages are included where available.
Appendix 2 gives a process overview of the FACT project – who was involved, how information was gathered and analysed, and how the issues were identified and prioritised.
This report is primarily intended for those individuals and agencies who want to be involved in planning for improved service delivery. It does not provide contacts or other detailed information about service providers. This information can be found in the Family and Community Services National Directory, www.familyservices.govt.nz.