As winter sets in across Aotearoa, it’s timely to think about the things we can do to make our homes warmer and drier to help keep us healthy.

As part of this, The Warehouse is proud to be partnering with the Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) across many regions of the North Island.

The programme, funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to increase the number of children living in warm, dry and healthy homes. As part of this service, eligible families have a housing assessment and the providers facilitate access to a range of interventions such as insulation, curtains, beds/bedding, floor coverings, heating sources, to create warmer, drier, healthier homes. Assessors also provide education on practical ways to keep a house warm and dry, and reduce risks associated with household crowding.

As part of the partnership, The Warehouse has established a dedicated portal for HHI providers to enable ease of ordering and delivery of products. This portal includes items ranging from heaters and curtains, to beds, bedding and rugs.

“As a company whose goal is to help Kiwis live better every day, a partnership with Healthy Homes providers is a perfect fit,” says Warwick Evenson, National Sales Manager, Commercial and Education at The Warehouse. “We’ve been keeping Kiwis warm during winter with affordable, quality goods since 1982 and this is just one of the many initiatives we’re involved with to help support New Zealand communities.”

In this year alone, The Warehouse’s involvement in the programme has already had an impact on those who need it most across New Zealand.

One of the organisations also supporting the HHI is Variety – the Children’s Charity. Lorraine Taylor, CEO of Variety, says, “Variety commends The Warehouse for the development of the dedicated portal which creates efficiencies and a seamless transaction right through to delivery of goods to families in need. This is an example of a corporate, NGO and charitable organisation working in partnership to improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable children.”

Read more about how this programme is helping Kiwi families in need here.

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