About Spectrum Care (Te Wai Kahukura Atawhai)
We’re an independent charitable trust that provides services for children, young people and adults with disabilities and their families.
Our vision is ‘People with disabilities living great lives.’
Our services include 24-hour support for people living in residential homes throughout the Auckland and Waikato regions, respite support for adults in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and respite support for children in Auckland.
We also provide specialised home support, transitions support and aspirations support for people in the greater Auckland region, along with school holiday and after-school programmes of activities for children.
Our independent living support is specifically focused on empowering people to their lives of choice – lives like any other – in the community.
We also offer a specialised Business Enterprises programme aimed at supporting 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.
- Adult support
- Home support
- Respite support for infants
- Respite support for children
- School holiday support
- After-school support
- Transitions support
- Residential support for young people
- Employment support
- Residential support for adults
- Independent living support
- Behaviour support
- Specialist support
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Health and ageing support
- Advocacy support
- Aspirations support
- Cultural support
Are required from NASC for some services
Referrals are required from NASC agencies for some services