reGeneration Mangere and the One Love prototype
The One Love Mangere prototype is the proof of concept for the larger placemaking community-led initiative called reGeneration Mangere. The initiative is designed to strike a balance between addressing persistent social problems while offering pathways to immediate intervention for families living in challenging situations. The One Love initiative has been supported by Government through the Treasury’s Better Public Services (BPS) Seed Fund and is complementary to the Social Investment Board (SIB) approach in Mangere. One Love is working with residents across four streets in Mangere with the aim of:
1. Building social capital:
Working with 150 families who are supported by a neighbourhood team to address immediate needs and progress them on to development pathways.
Mobilising a thriving, safe and well connected neighbourhood by activating community assets and local leadership.
3. Feedback loops:
Establishing neighbourhood feedback loops to drive performance improvement by enabling agencies to seek direct feedback from communities that traditionally ‘are not heard’.
4. business case:
Developing a case for demand-driven regeneration in Mangere based on experience by and from the first 150 families
For the seven months to 30 June 2017:
- 1000+ volunteer hours recognised as ‘in-kind’ contribution
- 122 households (approximately 1000 individuals) were engaged in different activities by the One Love neighbourhood team
- 246 qualitative survey responses were obtained and validated into 60 data points to inform the development of research analysis and neighbourhood asset mapping activities
- 600+ participants attended 3 community events aimed at building trust and relationships, promoting social cohesion, and identifying community champions
- 100 Christmas support hampers delivered to families
- 100 ‘back to school’ packs delivered to support families prepare their children for the 2017 school year
- 3 children aged 0-12 years reconnected with their school/ education system
- 2 feedback loops established (youth and senior residents)
- 7 youth programmes and activities delivered with 45 participants
- 26 youth volunteers participating in community events and activities
- 324 cubic metres of inorganic rubbish removed from households to make way for backyard gardens. This is equivalent of 36 (9mx3m) skip bins as part of the Neighbourhood activation launched on Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2017.