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Experiences of Parents Living in Inner City Auckland Project

Co-Design Project - 2015-2016

The CBD Project – Experiences of parents living in inner city Auckland is sponsored by Plunket and S.K.I.P and has been undertaken to understand and determine the positive and/or negative experiences of parents living in inner city Auckland who are raising under 5s.research team

The project was conducted using the co-design or parent-centred design process.  A co-design approach was adopted because it can help bring service providers and agencies together to collaborate, when the default is often to work in silos. There can also be a tendency for services to be designed and developed in isolation and at a distance from end-users. For many people who use public services it can too often feel like they have to fit the requirements of the service, rather than the service adapting to meet their needs.

A multi-agency approach is required when undertaking co-design and a Design Team was formed from organisations who have the well-being of family as one of their core values, and who have a genuine interest in working with inner city families and developing ideas and initiatives that will make a real difference in this community.

Design team

  • Ania Biazik, Team leader, Community Outreach, Central City Library
  • Anjileena Dev, Healthy Baby, Healthy Future, The Asian Network Inc (TANI)
  • Annalise Myers, Consultant, Pointresearch
  • Bianca Harper, KINZ Myers Park
  • Francois Kayembe, Community Support Coordinator, Plunket
  • Jacqui Arnold, Project Manager, Plunket
  • Jane Bollard, Business and Community Development Manager, Plunket
  • Jane Ritchie, Clinical Leader, Plunket
  • Josi Wilson, Senior Advisor, Social Action Team, Community Investment, MSD, SKIP.
  • Julia White, OSCAR Manager, YMCA of Auckland Inc.

A full account of the co-design process and the insights gathered from our parent interviews is given in the CBD Powerpoint Project Tracker and CBD Summary report. Please read Plunket's submission to the Waitemata Local Board 15/16 Annual Plan.  

If you would like further information on this project work please contact Jacqui Arnold, Project Manager on 027 486 4206.


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