After 25 years supporting people with disabilities as Te Awamutu Residential Trust we understand many of the challenges you face.
We’ve seen the limitations that are often imposed, and we recognise that many people expect you to settle for a fairly mundane life. That’s why we do things a little differently.
We help you to get connected – surrounded with people who will facilitate opportunities which will enable you live the life you want. A life full of depth, colour and meaning.
Our service is completely flexible, tailored specifically to your unique needs, personality and expectations. We’ll support you in any, or all, of the things you think are important – giving you the control of being in the driver’s seat, deciding exactly what’s right for you.
We’ll do our best to meet your unique vision of where to live, who to live with, and how you’d like to spend your time. This ranges from fully supported residential care, through to highly independent living – so you have the freedom to live your way, but with the reassurance of knowing there’s back – up and assistance where you need it.
Giving you the control of being in the driver’s seat deciding exactly what’s right for you
Our focus is on connecting you to a disability support network that provides whole of life support – supporting you in the things that are important to you
Supporting YOU to take manageable steps towards the freedom of being more independent in your day to day life
If you’re interested in getting a job, we’ll work with you to seek a role that suits your skills and interests.
Hey how’s it going? I am Asher and this is my story.
I will start with a bit about my life growing up. In the past I lived with my mother Jo, father Tas and siblings. I have had some ups and downs one being the loss of my brother which has had a big impact on my life.
In 2012 I moved from my home in Huntly to be supported by a residential in Hamilton. During the next 12 months there was an increase in the complexity of my behaviours. I started to leave my house without my staff knowing, mainly at night – I liked to go to phone booths and phone 111. I was arrested and charged with misuse of a telephone and wilful damage. When I went to court the judge said I could not go back to where I was living and I was urgently referred to ConneXu for support. I moved into my current house in April 2013.
My Mum and Dad say that they think the ConneXu service and intervention saved me. They’re proud of the person I am today thanks to ConneXu’s unwavering support and dedication.