We were delighted to receive a grant from the Rata Foundation in 2017. This allowed us to explore community partnerships and opportunities for people with disabilities who were transitioning from school to work. This service uses personally designed programmes that are developed around each person’s interests and goals. That might include life skills training, leisure pursuits, work experience and community group involvement. We were able to implement the Enabling Good Lives principles into our service delivery in a way that promoted person centred planning. Enabling Good Lives is a government initiative that is being driven by people with disabilities allowing them to exercise greater choice and control over their lives.
We value the support from the Rata Foundation and believe that together we can achieve meaningful outcomes for the people we support, their families/whanau and our wider communities.