Youth Service West had the privileged of hosting a meeting with the Hon. Tracey Martin and Hon. Carmel Sepuloni. The focus of the ministerial visit was to look at the Transition from Care to Independence (TCI) programme Ka Awatea, and the benefits of having this service based as a hub with our other Youth Services teams in West Auckland.
The ministers spent time hearing directly from two young people who had experienced our service. They talked to the ministers about being part of the programme and how it has been supporting their transition. They gave honest kōrero around how they felt genuinely supported by their Kai Atawhai (personal advisors).
It was a great meeting and we are proud of our young people and how they interacted with the ministers.