Our Sector Engagement team works with individuals, whānau and communities, as well as government agencies and social service providers to:
In practice, our approach to engagement supports collaboration and the two way exchange of knowledge and best practice across the wider social system. It requires that we know people across the social system, and understand uniquely how and why they work the way they do. We share the mana of data and information with communities. And we give voice to people’s lived experience, and the social system opportunities people see, within government’s social sector and beyond.
Engagement can support the gathering of information for evidence informed decision making. It sees us all connected, respected and learning together - building feelings of reciprocity and trust. In an environment of trust, we are more inclined to share stories of lived experience, informing examples of what really works, for better lives.