A warm Iosis welcome to Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett joined Iosis recently as Practice Lead for the Iosis Whānau Centre (formerly known as Merivale). Kate has previously worked for Monte Cecilia Housing Trust as the Social Work Team Leader, a very busy role that focused on helping whānau in transitional housing move from the Social Housing Register and into a home of their own.

As Practice Lead at the Iosis Whānau Centre, Kate is enjoying having a more focused role and working with a smaller team. “It’s extremely rewarding to be working for an organisation that has such a clear and compassionate mission,” she says. “It was one of the main reasons I was drawn to the role.”

Kate’s responsibilities include supporting the work of the Iosis team and clients at the Whānau Centre, so that the process of transforming family life is as impactful as possible. “We want the experience for mothers and their children to be a positive and enjoyable one. When they arrive they often don’t feel this way, but by the end of their time at the Centre, they have turned their lives around.”