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Reimagine wellbeing together!

Dingwall Trust is embracing Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Never has it been more important to pay attention to our mental health in these uncertain times of Covid-19 and the upheaval the pandemic has wrought. Using the Sir Mason Durie's description of mental health as the floor, and walls of a wharenui, Te Whare Tapa Wha we are focusing on a different pillar each day. Starting with Taha whanau (family and social), then Taha wairua (spiritual), followed by Whenua (land, roots) then Taha tinana (physical), and finishing with Taha hinengaro (mental and emotional). http://www.mhaw.nz One of our activities this week is our Random Act of ...

LEVEL 2.5

Along with the rest of Auckland, Dingwall Trust has moved to Alert Level 2.5. Visitors are now allowed onsite, but only by prior arrangement. All visitors must sign in and use the Covid tracer app. Children and young people have returned to school and social workers are now able to facilitate whanau visits. Our Launch personal advisors are also able to visit young people in the community. All Dingwall staff are adhering to strict protocols with only 50 per cent on site at one time, using the tracer app when they do, washing and sanitising hands frequently and using masks while out in the community. Thank you for helping us to ...

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE

Dingwall Trust will comply with all Level 3 restrictions that came into effect today.To protect the health and well being of children, young people and staff at Dingwall Trust, and to stop the spread of COVID-19, NO visitors will be allowed on site until further notice.While children, caregivers and assistant caregivers will remain on site, almost all other staff will work from home, including Launch Transition to Adulthood personal advisors and residential social workers. Our social and youth workers will provide support to children and young people and caregivers via telephone or electronic means.Phone and video communication will take the ...

REACH FOR THE STARS

Dingwall children received some amazing science lessons on astronomy and rocketry during the Matariki period

GROWING GREEN WARRIORS

Children and young people at Dingwall Trust get to nurture and immerse themselves in the environment on a daily basis, gaining skills and knowledge to take into adulthood. Happy World Environment Day for Friday everyone! At Dingwall Trust, the community garden isn’t just about encouraging green thumbs and eating lots of fruit and veggies; it also makes children and young people aware of the delicate ecosystems that support life on this planet and how we can all help care for the environment, everyday!For starters, the garden is completely organic, no pesticides and herbicides used here. Instead, companion planting, (and other homemade methods, ...

DINGWALL’S NEW NORMAL

Dingwall Trust welcomes the Government’s move to Alert Level 2 today, however, it will take a cautious and phased approach to new freedoms. Dingwall’s priority remains the health, safety and well being of children, young people and staff while recognising its role in helping keep the wider community safe and Covid-19 free. CEO Claudine Young says life will start to look much like it did before Lockdown, but not completely the same. “We are moving to a ‘new normal’ that will see a great deal more personal interaction but with extra precautions in place.” Visits to Dingwall, including social and work-related, may now resume, but ...

Dingwall takes a cautious approach to L3

CEO Claudine Young has thanked the 200 Dingwall staff, children and young people for doing their bit as part of New Zealand’s “team of five million” to beat Covid-19.“Everyone has helped to get through this with strength, resilience, patience, humour and kindness. It is the sacrifices we have all made that have allowed the government to reduce the alert level from today.”However, Dingwall Trust will take a cautious approach to the new level of restrictions.This means non-essential visits to the site cannot resume yet. Children and young people will continue their online learning on site and not attend school while social workers will ...

Stand at Dawn

The children and caregivers in isolation at Dingwall, and support staff at home in their bubbles, were among those honouring our fallen service men and women this morning. The caregivers will hold two services today. The children and young people spent yesterday creating crosses and poppies.Anzac Day is especially poignant at Dingwall Trust as its inception by David Dingwall was born out of the devastation wrought by WWI and the need to support children and families who had lost loved ones. Then, many of the early residents went on to serve during WWII and other conflicts such as the Korean War, some making the ultimate sacrifice.Those fallen ...

Kudos to our caregivers

As New Zealand enters its second week in Covid-19 Alert Level 4, Dingwall Trust CEO Claudine Young paid tribute to the amazing job residential caregivers are doing looking after the children and young people in their care. "Our caregivers are essential workers under lockdown rules and are carrying on their incredible love and protection of children in the care of Dingwall Trust in very challenging circumstances. “They are supporting the children without their own normal support network on site – almost all other staff are working remotely, including social workers and administration.” Despite this, the caregivers are pulling ...

Dingwall Trust in lockdown

Dingwall Trust will comply with all Covid-19 level 4 alert restrictions with immediate effect.  To protect the health and well being of children, young people and staff at Dingwall Trust and to stop the spread of COVID-19, NO visitors will be allowed on site until further notice. While our children, caregivers and assistant caregivers will remain on site, almost all other staff will work from home, including Launch Transition to Adulthood personal advisors and residential social workers. Our social and youth workers will provide support to children and young people and caregivers via telephone or electronic means. Telephone communicat...