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.
Our Christmas schedule and managing your supports during the holidays
We will close for the festive season from Friday 22 December 2023 at 5pm, and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2024. Find out how to manage your supports during the holiday season.
Our office will be temporarily unavailable
Our office will be temporarily unavailable from Monday 13 Nov – Friday 17 Nov, while we do some changes to improve our work hub. For your safety, please refrain from visiting during this time.
Unvaccinated family carers' reimbursement process
The Government has established a reimbursement process for unvaccinated in-home family carers who undertook family carer work that was not paid as a result of the former COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Watch: Our Le Ala workshop on Tagata Pasifika
Kia ora and ngaa mihi to Sunpix Ltd Tagata Pasifika for featuring our Le Ala – Navigating My Path Leadership workshop!
Alt text: Images of some of our workshop participants and our dedicated program coordinator, all of whom share lived experiences and proudly identify as Pasifika.
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.