We are available at Civil Defence Centres


Published 30 January 2023


Sharing a pic of our Client Services Manager, Matt at the Kelston Civil Defence Centre. He talked and listened to one of the people we support whose rental home was red stickered due to flood damage. They are waiting for a call from their landlord about their next options.

When asked what’s helping them cope during this tough time, she said just having her autistic son and her emotional support birds (pets are welcome at CDCs) by her side have helped.

We are available to provide specialist disability support, advice, and more to disabled people and families staying at evacuation hubs. Apart from Matt, our Chair Barry de Geest and his wife Bronwyn, our CEO Sonia Hawea, and our knowledgeable connectors have been going to CDCs across Tāmaki Makaurau, organising requests for adaptive equipment and advocating on their behalf for other essentials. Perhaps more importantly, we're there to send out aroha to our community.  

Here’s where and when you can find our passionate people at the CDCs:

Leonards Road School, 15 Saint Leonards Road, Kelston
• Mon 10am to 1pm
• Tues 12.30pm to 8pm
• Wed 12pm to 8pm
• Thus 12pm to 8pm

Massey University Albany Campus, Sir Neil Walters Lecture Theatre, Massey University East Precinct, Albany Expressway SH17
• Mon 11am to 7pm
• Tues 8.30am to 5pm
• Wed 8.30am to 5pm
• Thurs 12pm to 8pm

Mana Tukutuku, 32 Riverton Drive, Randwick Park
• Tues 8.30am to 5pm
• Wed 8.30am to 5pm
• Thurs 12pm to 8pm

Go to our Facebook page for updates on our availabilities https://lnkd.in/gcKJEa2v