Rural Support Trust have been proactive in the social wellbeing staff running events and activities for farmers in the Wairamarama area to support wellbeing and social connection.
Community Resilience Planning is under way with a focus on Community Response Plans. These plans are being prioritised based on risk.
The Economic and Community Led Development Team and two members of staff are undertaking case management follow up with all affected Port Waikato homeowners of the red, yellow, and white stickered homes.
The up-to-date analysis of the support required will be completed this week. Many of the residents are grateful for the service that the Council is providing in terms of follow up support.
To ensure a sustainable approach to the predicted ongoing support required, WDC is looking for funding support to help either backfill roles or hire specialists to support the social needs of our affected communities.
Applications for the second round of Mayoral Relief funding is closed with about 25 applications being reviewed this week.
Conversation between the Insurance Council and EQC have begun to ensure assessors are providing correct information to claimants around how to have a yellow / red stickers removed from a home.