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.
Whānau Ora: Connie and Vic's story
Vic lost his mahi/work as a factory line worker during the pandemic. Connie his mother said that Vic had been feeling “unproductive and aimless” over the past two years and that COVID disrupted all the progress he had made towards being independent. Connie said she and her partner are still supportive of Vic reimagining his future. Find out how we provided additional layers of support for Connie and Vic across a range of challenges and needs.
Alt text: Image is a moment caught between mum and an adult son laughing together. Mum has her arm around her son and he is looking at his mum. The image contains the message: Whānau Ora. Kei konei mātou ki te tautoko i a koe. We are here to support you.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19 May 2022
"When our founding members started Taikura, they had a vision for an inclusive Aotearoa and they set a new standard in the disability sector – a governing partnership between disabled people, Mana Whenua and Pacific peoples. It set Taikura apart from the rest then, and it does now.”
- Sonia Hawea, CEO Taikura Trust.
Alt text: Photo of young woman sitting down and smiling. Image contains the message: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 19 May. On the lower left hand corner is the Taikura Trust brand name and the Accessibility Tick logo, which is a blue circle with a green tick mark inside it.
Whānau Ora: Gretchen and Piolo's story
Meet Lisa--one of our outreach coordinators who reach out to tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau, and listen to their kōrero about how COVID impacted them. We use a whānau-centred approach to support people and work through challenges made worse by COVID.
Alt text: Image of a smiling young woman wearing a call centre headset (our Whānau Ora team safely supports people over the phone). The image contains the message: Whānau Ora. Kei konei mātou ki te āwhina i a koe. We are here to help you.
New Zealand Sign Language Week 9-15 May
Let's celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week by learning a sign language everyday. A good one to know is how to sign the word TEXT.
Alt text: An image of a young woman signing the word "Text" (Note that this image is from one of many useful resources you can find on the New Zealand Sign Language Week website). The design contains the message New Zealand Sign Language Week 9-15 May.
We provide FREE Community Connection Services
If you are self-isolating because of COVID or have been impacted by COVID and need additional assistance, we can support you.
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