Spectrum Care (Te Wai Kahukura Atawhai)
Our Vision: Every person with a disability deserves a life of choice, freedom and independence. Our Purpose: To help maximise the potential of the people we support
About Spectrum Care (Te Wai Kahukura Atawhai)
Were an independent charitable trust that provides support for children, young people and adults with disabilities and their whanau.
We offer a wide array of personalised and flexible support options for people of all ages and stages in the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Wellington regions.
This includes 24-hour residential support, a variety of flexible respite support options, and specialised Home support,Transitions supportand Aspirations support. Our popular School Holiday, After-school and Weekend programmes of activities for children are available in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington – talk to us today to find out more!
Our independent living support is specifically focused on empowering people to their lives of choice – lives like any other – in the community, and our person-focused, person-directed Business Enterprises programme aims to support people towards their employment goals.
Most of our services are accessed via NASC agencies.
The Auckland regional NASC is Taikura Trust.
In the Waikato, it's Disability Support Link and in the Bay of Plenty it's Support Net.
We believe in providing person-centred services and support options that focus on individual needs.
All our services support people to identify their personal goals and aspirations. These are developed into a personalised and achievable Outcomes plan, which supports people to achieve their immediate and lifelong goals.
We support the principles of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and place great emphasis on the worth of the individual, personal growth and the provision of holistic support for people with disabilities.
Open, two-way communication and the development of community partnerships are integral to our philosophy.
Our aim is to ensure people have choice, control and flexibility in the supports they receive and have the opportunity to co-create their own support options. We also offer a navigator service 0508 NAVIG8 aimed at helping families new to disability support.
- Home support
- Flexible respite support for infants, children, youth and adults
- School holiday support
- After-school support
- Transitions support
- Residential support for young people and adults
- Independent living support
- Behaviour support
- Specialist clinical support
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Health and ageing support
- Advocacy support
- Aspirations support
- Employment support
- Cultural support
Are required from NASC for some services
Referrals are required from NASC agencies for some services