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 Ministry of Health 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.
Transition Expo 2022
It was great to be part of this year’s Transition Expo, organised by Disability Connect. The expo connects young people to employment services, education and training providers, disability providers and government agencies.
Alt text: Two of our community engagement team members setting up our stall booth with Taikura Trust branded freebies like bags, hand sanitisers.
Covid antiviral medicine are easier to access for more people
Fight off the worst side-effects of Covid and reduce the likelihood of getting hospitalised. Find out if you're eligible for Covid antiviral drugs.
Haere mai, Minister Poto Williams!
It was an honour to have Minister Poto Williams visit us last week. She was joined by our operational entity chair Barry de Geest, board member Bernice Mene, CEO Sonia Hawea and the rest of our executive management team.
Alt text: An image taken from the Minisiter's visit. From left to right is Sonia, the Minister for Disability Issues Hon Poto Williams, Barry and Bernice.
Igniting our Māori cultural competency
Two years ago, our leaders gifted us with an opportunity to take part in Te Kaa Māori Cultural Competency courses. Since then, we’ve had 33 Te Kaa graduates, and this month, another group of cohort is taking part in this empowering experience.
Alt text: Around 10 Taikura employees are sat on a semi circle formation. They are looking at a Te Kaa facilitator who is standing beside a large screen. The facilitator is talking about Māori pronunciation.
Community connection: Suyuan's story
Suyuan and her family are going through trying times. They had just recovered from the flu when they caught COVID. Her husband recently lost his job and her mother-in-law has moved in with them due to financial difficulties.
She and her husband have twin daughters and their youngest son, Erwin, is autistic. Suyuan has long been searching for skilled support workers for Erwin, with no luck.
Alt text: Image of a mum wearing a pink shirt and eyeglasses. She is holding closely to her a young smiling child. The image is set against a design of several colourful strands overlapping, indicating the starting point of a weave design. Graphic contains the message: FREE support for people impacted by COVID.
Community connection: Enele's story
Enele flew back to Auckland from Samoa to spend time with his aiga during school holidays. He came home to find all five of his children, including his wife, have COVID. He said it’s only a matter of time before he gets COVID too and their food and medicine supply to run out.
Alt text: An image of a smiling man wearing a gray shirt. Beside him is a young child cupping her hand as she happily whispers something in his ear. The image is set against a design of several colourful strands overlapping, indicating the starting point of a weave design. Graphic contains the message: FREE support for people impacted by COVID.