Our Organisation

Our Organisation

Community Living has celebrated over 25 years of success in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live their dreams through community connections.  Since its inception in 1989, Community Living has persistently sought innovative and diverse ways...

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Our Purpose

Our Inspirational Dream - People with Intellectual Disabilities living their dreams through community connections.

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OUR ORGANISATION

Community Living, supports people with intellectual disabilities to live the life of their choice through community connections.

We are a not for profit organisation with many years’ experience successfully working within the disability sector. We have continued to grow in mana (strength) and to provide an individualised service led by the people we support. We are based in Hamilton, but work with communities throughout the middle of the north island including the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki. Our skilled and talented team of staff are constantly encouraged to upskill and think creatively in the ever-changing world we live in. Part of being an evolving organisation means we are constantly seeking innovative ways to enable us to meet and exceed the needs of the people we support.

We continuously strive to be leaders in our sector and we work with communities to help them become more inclusive and collaborative.  Our “inspirational dream” is therefore a pivotal point in all decision making within our organisation – “People with intellectual disabilities living their dreams through community connections”.

We envision a society where people with intellectual disabilities live fulfilling lives and are given full citizenship rights.  We work towards this with passion, innovation, collaboration and in an ethical and responsive way. This is representative of the “spirit” (wairua) of our organisation – Together making a difference in people’s lives”.

We work in partnership with the people we support, their whanau/families and the broader community to facilitate each person we support having a voice and living a life of their choice.  We encourage people to dream big and work collectively to support them to reach personal outcomes which will create their own life journey. This is our “focus” (Arotahi) – “Live the dream tell the story”.

Community Living Waiata.

Te tiakina oranga Haapori

 Te tiakina oranga Haapori

E karanga atu he taakoha nei

Ngaa aahua hei whakaatu ana

Te haa te mauri me te aroha

Hei tuku mahi tuku whare papa nei ee

Whakatika whanonga he mirimiri haere

Anei ra he tu tangata te roopu pai rawa

Te tiakina oranga Haa-pori ee

Te tiakina oranga Haa-pori ee

Composed By Pakira Watene

 

 

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