How we do it
It all starts with you telling us how your day unfolds, where you need support and what can make life better. This is known as a 'needs assessment'. This means getting to know you, understanding you and enabling you to decide on how we support you. We can help you access a range of Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People supports and services and we can talk about your other needs too. Together we’ll create a pathway towards the best life possible for you. Send a referral now so we can start our journey together.
Katerina's story: Navigating anxiety and school supports
Katerina's teenaged daughter, Nanette, has struggled with increased anxiety since the lockdowns. When Nanette transitioned to high school, her anxiety intensified. Katerina asked if we can assist with her efforts to secure a full time teacher aide so that Nanette can receive extra support in managing her anxiety and navigating the challenges of high school.
Alt text: A mum with a book on her lap and her daughter hugging her.
Susiana's story: a family embracing learning and growth
Susiana is 8-years-old and lives with her parents and her five-year-old brother. She loves sticker books and takes a lot of pride in showing her impressive sticker collection to anyone who visits their home.
Susiana is an autistic individual, and her dad shared that this often leads to behaviours that are challenging to others, causing significant stress within the family. Recently, they've been struggling to support Susiana's literacy programmes that are making a positive impact on her.
Alt text: Photo of a smiling Indian family, consisting of two parents and two young children. The parents are wearing traditional Indian clothes. The Taikura Trust brand is on the upper right hand corner of the image.
Whānau ora story: Regaining balance in tough times
“I would normally call myself a resilient person, but the flash flooding caught us off guard and the damage it caused to my home did make us feel like our whare tapawhā became unbalanced,” said Mereana.
Alt text: Two young girls sitting on an armchair while using an iPad.
Whānau Ora: Supporting Natia's aiga to rebuild
Natia's mum sleeps in the sleepout, which was damaged by the floods. Her family was able to receive support from government agencies to replace some of Granny's essential items. However, the funding cannot be used to replace her damaged bed.
Alt text: Image of an eldelry Pacific Islander woman smiling. She is wearing a floral top. The image contains the text: Whānau Ora. Kei konei mātou, ki te tautoko i a koe. We are here to support you.
Bayley's story: A helping hand to access vital services
When Bayley's son, Ike, was struggling to access the services he needed, it was a stressful time for the family. However, their situation improved significantly after they received support from Taikura Trust
Alt text: Mum cuddling and kissing her young son.
Whānau Ora: Justin's fundraiser
We came across Justin when he was quite ill with Covid, during the Auckland Anniversary flooding. One of our Whānau Ora team reached out to his mum, Christine, had a long kōrero with her and listened so deeply that Christine completely opened up and shared the creative ways they cope in times of difficulty.
Alt text: Justin dressed as King Neptune at a community fundraising event for Cancer.