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Mana Whaikaha update December 18

The prototype for supporting disabled people and whanau in the MidCentral region has been operating since 1 October this year.

Mana Whaikaha update December 10

Although there has been much talk of social inclusion for disabled people over the past 20 years, the reality is that much remains to be done before we see disabled...

Mana Whaikaha update December 3

I have this week had the opportunity of both meeting with families who are struggling deeply with the challenges presented to them as a result of their disabled child not...

Mana Whaikaha update November 23

While this would not be a surprise to any of us, life can be tough and can deal some very heavy blows to people’s lives.In many instances the day to...

Mana Whaikaha update November 16

I was wondering this week about the question of “what is a good life?”When I think about what makes my life good it is family, friends, a sense of belonging...

Mana Whaikaha update November 2nd

As we undertake what is now quickly becoming our day to day work we have the benefit of having the Enabling Good Lives principles as our guide for decision making.Two...

Mana Whaikaha update October 26th

In the first month of our work we have placed our focus on enabling disabled people and families to access the system and to begin our work of supporting people...

Moving out

One of the first people that Mana Whaikaha has had the opportunity of working with has moved out of a resthome into her own little unit with the supports she needs.

Update from Directors

We have come to the end of our first week of Mana Whaikaha, which began with a wonderful launch in Palmerston North.