Respite Care Directory


Hauora Hokianga - Hokianga Health
Hauora Hokianga provides a full range of health services to the predominantly Maori population residing in the relatively isolated and rural Hokianga area of Northland. HH is a community and Maori health provider run by the Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust, with the aims of seeking equity of access and excellence in healthcare that is responsive to the needs of the Hokianga people. The services based at the Health Centre in Rawene are fully integrated and include; primary care, acute medical hospital, hospital level geriatric emergency care, birthing facility, physiotherapy, radiology, palliative care, mental health respite, and specialist visits. Nine outreach clinics around the area provide remote access to GP and community nursing services. In addition, dental, mental health, home support, health promotion, disability home support and community development services are provided throughout the community. The service’s annual health and business plan focus on areas of Maori health gain, particularly on diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and oral health.

Address - Hokianga Hospital, 163 Parnell Street, Rawene, Kaikohe, 0473
Phone - (09) 405 7322
Cellphone - (021) 45 7701
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NorthAble Disability Services
NorthAble Disability Services, head office in Whangarei, but our services covering the whole of Northland (from Topuni Bridge out to both coasts of the Kaipara and right up to the Cape) offers: 
  • Needs Assessment & Service Coordination (NASC), Under 65 years. NorthAble NASC, following guidelines determined by the Ministry of Health, works with certain disabled people and their chosen external agencies to help the clients in managing household tasks and self care, to provide supported assistance in the community, to assist the client to live as independently as possible, to support the person to live in their own residence and to support the client with daily life skills and routines. We also consider Carer Support, Respite or Residential options.
  • LYNKZ Community Participation. NorthAble LYNKZ is a community participation programme funded by the Ministry of Social Development aimed to assist certain disabled people to participate more fully in the community. It is a hands-on programme doing practical activities, including arts’n’crafts, social activities, work support and cooking.
  • Disability Information and Advisory Service (DIAS). NorthAble DIAS offers free, friendly and independent advice and can link you to a wide range of disability information, such as funding options, support organisations and groups, government departments, education, recreation and equipment.
  • Disability Equipment. NorthAble Equipment Plus Showroom and Mobility Van (coming to a community near you!) have a wide range of equipment: mobility scooters, wheelchairs, crutches, walking sticks, over-toilet frames, commodes, duvet protectors, continence wear, shower stools, easy-reachers, tap and key turners, can openers and MUCH more! We also have equipment available for hire. The Equipment Plus van can also come straight to your door with prior arrangement! 

Address - 40 John Street, Whangarei, 0110
Phone - (09) 430 0988
Freephone - (0508) 63 7200
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Aranui Home & Hospital
Aranui Home & Hospital offers the following aged-care services: Stage-2 resident care for 27 people in its rest home, Long-term medical care for 31 residents in its hospital, Specialist stage-3 resident care for 25 people it its recently built dementia unit, Dementia day stay for those who live elsewhere, A young person's service for people under 65, A carer support & respite service so that carers can have regular respite.

Address - 19 Woodward Road, Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
Phone - (09) 846 2944
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Ashley Cottage - Kumeu
Respite and courses in self development, through short term residential care for 16-65 year old people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Address - 321 Tawa Road, RD 1, Kumeu, 0891
Phone - (09) 412 9401
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Avondale Rest Home and Hospital
A welcoming, well-equipped, purpose-built home, Avondale Rest Home and Hospital is known in the local community for our homely atmosphere and for the excellent care provided by our friendly staff. You can find us in the heart of Avondale, close to all amenities. As well as rest home and hospital care, we also offer secure dementia care (for women only), as well as palliative and respite care. We also provide long-term residential care for younger people (60+ years) who are physically disabled.

Address - 92 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland,
Phone - (09) 828 0109
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Elmwood Village
Elmwood in Manurewa offers retirement village living, rest home and hospital care, as well as respite and palliative care. There are a range of 62 villas, cottages and studios on site; and another 23 new villas which were built in 2011. These dwellings cater for independent people who want to take advantage of the security, facilities and community life of a village. Serviced apartments exist for those who want to retain their privacy and independence, yet, for an additional fee, would like to receive some help with cleaning, laundry, meals and personal care. There is a newly revamped and refurbished community centre on site too. This is the centre of village social life and has Sky TV, internet, theatre room, library and more.

Address - 131 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2105
Phone - (09) 268 5689
Cellphone - (021) 278 0026
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Fairview Lifestyle Village
Fairview promotes an independent living lifestyle for people from 65 years of age, while at the same time offering degrees of support as your requirements change. These added support services include Serviced and Assisted Living Apartments and Villas and a forty seven bed Fairview Care facility and hospital. This facility offers Fairview Village Residents Respite Care, Day Care and full Rest Home and Hospital level care in their own private room including ensuite facilities.

Fairview Lifestyle Village is a privately owned, fully established Lifestyle Village located in the heart of Albany on the North Shore of Auckland and set in some 8 hectares of resort style grounds. Spread throughout the grounds are 131 two and three bedroom villas, 4 two and three bedroom townhouse apartments and in the main lodge, 62 one and two bedroom apartments. The Lodge also houses all our indoor amenities such as the 'Relish' Cafe and Restaurant, lounges, bars, hairdresser, library, fitness and swimming pool complex, movie theatre and a hobbies room. Outside activities include the croquet and bowling greens, outdoor chess and petanque.

Address - 21 Fairview Avenue, Albany, Auckland, 0632
Phone - (09) 477 3900
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Freeling - Holt House - North Shore
Owned and operated by a charitable trust for 18 years. Provides 32 single bedrooms with ensuite, each room opens into own garden, courtyard, bush views, garden setting, smoke detectors and sprinkler in each room, 24 hour care, 24 hour registered nurse on call, long term and respite care, rest home facilities and specialise in care for the younger physically disabled adult, therapy available at residents choice to maintain functional abiliities.

Address - 9a Mawson Ave, Torbay, Auckland, 0630
Phone - (09) 478 5016
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Goodwood Park
Goodwood Park is a residential service for people experiencing mental illness. The service supports the person and their family and whanau towards recovery, independence and integration into community life. Services include individual management plans which are goal focused, clinical support, workforce training, access to community, social and recreational activities, community residential support, as well as respite care and support for the carer.

Address - 221 Riverhead Road, Kumeu, Auckland, 0892
Phone - (09) 412 7373
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Hospice North Shore
Hospice North Shore cares for those who are affected by a life-limiting illness. We offer a professional service that strives to provide the best possible quality of life for our patients. Our skilled nurses, doctors and family support staff work together with each patient and their family/whânau to manage pain and other distressing symptoms.

We also support the families/whânau who may be taking on the 24/7 role of caring for a loved one in their own home. This can be an incredibly stressful time, emotionally and physically for everyone involved. While the majority of our patients continue to live in their own home, private hospitals and retirement villages, we have a 24/7 short stay In-Patient Unit at Shea Terrace, Takapuna. Patients may be admitted into this homely unit for symptom management to improve their quality of life, or for planned respite to give their family/whânau a rest. Some patients may come into the In-patient unit in the final stage of their illness. The focus of hospice care is on quality of life, for both the patient and their families.

All Hospice services are offered free of charge to those assessed as needing our support. While our services are partially funded, each year, to ensure we are able to care for over 500 patients and their families, we need to raise substantial funds from our community to meet this shortfall.

Address - 7 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland,
Phone - (09) 486 1688
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Mercy Parklands
Mercy Parklands – established in 1985 – is a private; not for profit organisation with charitable status situated in park like grounds on the Ellerslie/Remuera border. We are QHNZ accredited, committed to the Spark of Life Philosophy and passionate in delivering our Mercy Model of Care. In a warm caring compassionate environment we provide:
  • High quality care
  • 24 hours registered nurse staffing
  • Excellent staffing ratios
  • Pastoral Care
  • Spark of Life programmes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical Care
  • Respite Care
  • Rehabilitation Care
  • Quality food service
  • Shop and Library Service
  • Hairdressing and Podiatry
  • Highly motivated activities
  • We are a 97 bed facility.

All rooms are single, modern with vanities and an adjacent toilet.

Address - 12 Umere Crescent, Ellerslie, Auckland, 1051
Phone - (09) 579 7241
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NZCare Group
NZCare Group, a division of Healthcare New Zealand Ltd, is committed to giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to be supported with dignity and respect. To help achieve this we provide a variety of supported living, residential and respite services to people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. We also provide services such as Kaupapa Māori services, specialist physical disability services and transdisciplinary services.

For respite services in the Auckland area priority is given to people aged between 16 and 30 years with autism/intellectual disability or a physical disability. Out of home respite services for people with intellectual disability and Autism are available in Henderson, New Lynn and Weymouth, and a further respite service in Flat Bush will be opened in late June 2007. Referrals for Auckland respite services are achieved by contacting the NASC agency Taikura Trust who will complete a needs assessment, allocate respite days and then place a referral to NZCare. More information about NZCare and its services can be found on the website listed below.

Physical Address - 22B Pine Avenue, , Henderson, Auckland, 0612
Phone - (027) 257 2840
Freephone - (0800) 22 7348
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Open Home Foundation
The Open Home Foundation is a National Christian Child and Family Support Service providing support to families. In the Auckland region, Open Home Foundation provides respite for children 5-16 years with Intellectual Disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which can be accessed through the Needs Assessment process. Additional services offered to families with children with special needs can be discussed further with the Special Needs/Disability Services Manager on the contact details below.

Address - 30 Galway Street, Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
Phone - (09) 634 2057
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Palms Aged Care
We offer a spacious, purpose built home, respite and care support beds, day care facility, activities and optional weekly church services - 24 hour care in privately owned rest home - large indoor and outdoor living areas - over 50 rooms many ensuited and some larger rooms suitable for married couples - quality home cooked meals catered for special diets - a variety of ongoing activities to suit residents - respite and care support beds available as well as a day care facility - our caring staff will assist to maintain independence 24 hours every day

Address - 100-106 Harris Street, Pukekohe, Franklin, 2120
Phone - (09) 237 3070
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Ranfurly Care - Epsom
Ranfurly Care Society provides a range of services for people with an intellectual disability, including a respite care service.. The Activity Centre provides a service Monday to Friday 8.30 to 3.30 daily. We are a parent-based Society who recognise the diverse level of needs for each individual student by providing a comprehensive range of activities suited to their personal requirements. Each student has a daily programme to develop physical and recreational pursuits, and living skills. Community integration is encouraged with access to a range of contacts and opportunities throughout Auckland. We develop communication skills and confidence through art, drama, communication, music, education, physical activities and access to hi-tech equipment.

The Ranfurly Residential Homes provides 24 hour support for permanent residents with intellectual disabilities over the age of 16 years. Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and to participate in normal everyday activities, including community interaction, leisure activities and all enjoy an annual holiday. Life skills training and education is offered.

Address - 52-56 Ranfurly Road, Epsom, Auckland, 1023
Phone -(09) 630 3010
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Recreate NZ
Recreate NZ is committed to enhancing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development and independence of young people with disabilities through quality programmes and services. We do this by running over 170 adventure, recreational and social programmes and events per year, for three age groups: ‘Junior’ (aged 9-14), 'Youth' (aged 15-24), and ‘Young Adults’ (aged 21+) in Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch. Programmes and events offered encompass; Adventure camps, Adventure weekends, Adventure days, Recreational Weekend Getaways (to various locations in NZ), 'Urban Youth' socialisation events, and School Holiday programmes and activities. Additionally we also run ‘Mother's Retreat’ respite weekends during the year. Check out our website for more details on the programmes available. We are also on facebook: recreatenz

Address - St Columba Community Centre, 92-96 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1643
Phone - (09) 634 3474
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Rosaria Resthome
Firstly we enjoy the services we provide at the Rosaria and we believe that if our management and staff enjoy their environment then our residents will too. Our formula is for everybody to have as much involvement in all aspects of the Rosaria’s day to day activities. Because of our experience of 18 years we know the small things make the difference and offer a very happy loving environment.
  • 26 bed rest home
  • 24 hour care, 7 days a week
  • Free 5 day test trial so you can try the Rosaria hospitality
  • Experienced management and professional trained staff
  • Respite short or long, Day programs, Dementia Care
  • Small is best when it comes to care just ask our residents
  • Exciting outings to many venues and one to one outings like weekly shopping trips
  • Only the best New Zealand food for our residents
  • Help with government subsidies and your entitlements
  • We offer as part of our service to families and friends transport to and from the Rest Home so loved ones can have regular visits.

Address - 23 Roberton Road, Avondale, 1026
Phone - (09) 820 5515
Cellphone - (021) 38 2298
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Spectrum Care Trust - Onehunga
Spectrum Care provides a range of services across the greater Auckland and Waikato areas for people with an intellectual disability, high needs / dual diagnosis or multiple disability through the provision of the following services: Residential support in a Spectrum Care house for people with high and complex needs; Support for people living in the community in their own home; Respite in the family home; Respite in a Spectrum Care home for children aged 0 – 5 years; Vocational and day activities at our ‘Aspirations’ Centres; Cultural support for families; and Behaviour Support services. Further information is available on our website, or please contact our office

Address - 270 Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland, 1010
Phone - (09) 634 3790
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Te Anua-Nua Trust
Te Anua Nua Trust is a small Trust catering for people of all ethnicities with an intellectual disability aged 18-45 years. Residential, day care and respite services are provided.

Address - 91 Gloucester Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2102
Phone - (09) 268 1176
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Phoenix Rehabilitation Unit - Hamilton
Is a dedicated facility offering specialised assessment and rehabilitation following a brain injury. Provides holistic therapeutic programmes which aim to assist clients relearn the skills to ensure quality of life is achieved. Inpatient and outpatient facilities. Respite, long or short term.

Address - 138 Firth Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton, 3216
Phone - (07) 856 3528
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Rosegrove House - Waihi
Respite care. Experienced caregivers offer personalised help as required. Fully accessible.

36 Reservoir Road
Waihi, 3610
Tel: (07) 863 7264
Fax: (07) 863 7264

Bay of Plenty

Te Roopu Manaaki i te Hunga Haua
Residential Care Home with Maori caregivers for Maori with intellectual disabilities. Respite care for ten days maximum.

Address - Te Whare Manaaki, 11 Te Teko/Edgecumbe Highway, Te Teko, Whakatane,
Phone - (07) 322 8360
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Hawke's Bay

Gladys Mary Rest Home
Gladys Mary Care Home is now fully refurbished and is proud to offer our community rest home and dementia care, as well as respite care. Our rest home is sunny and bright. It’s set on a quiet, residential street close to parks and town. Understanding what you and your family needs is paramount, because that’s the individualised care we want to provide. We know that this means different things for different people, so we take care to involve family, and make decisions together. We often receive compliments from our residents and their families about the kindness of our staff, and the “little extras” that they so willingly do. The residents often say that they love the friendly environment and they feel very much at home. We make sure we get to know each of our residents well, so that we can give care in the way they like. Through something we call the Map of Life, we understand each person’s preferences, likes and dislikes, as well as the things that have been important throughout each person’s life. We know it is very important to offer choices and to really listen to what our residents and their families want. It helps us make each day the best it can be.

Address - 7 Glamorgan Avenue, Tamatea, Napier, 4112
Phone - (06) 844 4969
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CCS Disability Action - Manawatu/Horowhenua
Provides a range of services to individuals/families with disabilities including: social work, supported living, vocational and recreational support, home to home respite care service in rural Manawatu and Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers Also provides Access Audits (Barrier Free) and Mobility Parking scheme. Covers Manawatu, Horowhenua, Dannevirke and South Hawkes Bay.

Address - 248 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, 4410
Phone - (06) 357 2119
Freephone - (0800) 227 2255
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IDEA Services - IHC
Provide care and support through Residential Homes, Vocational and day activities, Supported Living and a Supported Employment service for adults with an intellectual disability. Support children and adults with an intellectual disability through Family/Whanau Services with Home Support, Shared Care, Foster Care, Contract Board and Respite Care.

Address - Alma Gardens, 46 Alma Road, Gonville, Whanganui, 4501
Phone - (06) 349 2650
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Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation
24hr support provided in a community residential setting for people aged 16 and over who have a sensory and /or physical disability, or an acquired brain injury and an out of home respite service (OOHS) for people aged 17+ with a physical/sensory disability; or intellectual disability to give planned respite care for families. Referrals for these services are received from the NASC service who determine if a person is eligible for this type of service. Can also provide support for some ACC clients with a referral from an ACC case coordinator.

Address - 115 Liverpool St, Whanganui, 4500
Phone - (06) 345 1410
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Creating mental health and wellness opportunities that enable people to live their dreams and flourish. Services include mobile support services, respite support services (planned or crisis), youth respite and residential based support options, as well as a package of care services. Support includes support to access or liaise with other services; pursue educational or vocational goals; explore hobbies, and recreational opportunities; to manage daily living and building self-confidence and self-esteem. Education about mental health,early intervention and medication oversight.

Address -15 Market Place, Whanganui, 4500
Phone - (06) 348 8918
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Sommerville Centre for Special Needs Wanganui Inc
Sommerville is an organisation providing support for children and adults with disabilities and their families throughout the Whanganui region. Services offered: Family support information; Respite carer coordination; Early Childhood Centre; Abilities Centre (Life Skills; Community Participation; Vocational Training; Computer Club and Holiday Programme) Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers and Disability Parking Identification Permits.

Address - 45 Campbell Street, Wanganui, 4571
Phone - (06) 345 0566
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Stroke Foundation - Palmerston North
Stroke Clubs play a vital role in improving the lives of those affected by stroke in the community. Through varied and innovative activity programmes delivered by dedicated organisers and volunteers, the Stroke Clubs make a huge difference to the quality of life for local stroke people. At the same time, it offers carers a bit of much needed respite time knowing their loved ones are in a safe and comfortable environment. All the Stroke Clubs in the region are affiliated with the Stroke Foundation Central Region Inc. They are run by local volunteers. These are people with a heart for the community and often have a personal relation with Stroke.

Address - Stroke Club, C/- CCS Disability Action, 248 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, 4410
Phone - (06) 357 2119
Cellphone - (021) 96 2376
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Tupoho Iwi and Community Social Services Trust
We are a kaupapa Maori organisation mandated by local Iwi to provide support services to whanau, individuals and the wider community. Our services include budgeting advice, money management and education programmes, social work support which includes specialist counselling, respite care, parenting and one to one counselling for domestic or non domestic related issues. Our services are free, available to all and we operate Monday to Friday 9-4pm.

Address - 64 Campbell St, Wanganui, 4500
Phone - (06) 345 2042
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Aroha Care Centre
Aroha Care Centre is a registered retirement village and provides Resthome, Hospital and Independent Living accommodation amidst lovely gardens and walkways. Resthome and Hospital level care at Aroha offers residents quality care within a warm caring Christian environment. Accommodation ranges from private rooms with shared ablution facilities to private rooms with ensuites and televisions. Respite or short-term stay care is also available. The Independent Villas offer residents an independent living option whilst providing companionship, security, a nurse call pendent and the option of meals and recreation in the resthome. Day Centre offers activities and social interaction to elderly living in the community. Attendance at Day Centre may be funded through Nurse Maude, through a Disability Allowance or by private arrangement. To learn more about Day Centre, contact Carolyn Wahapa – Day Centre Co-ordinator, between the hours of 9am–3pm on Phone 567 1026.

Address - 6 Cooper Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, 5011
Phone - (04) 567 1026
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Care on Call (NZ) Ltd
Provider of in home care services and support to a range of clients with disabilities including those who have spinal and brain injuries. Provider of Pallative care, Respite care, Dementia and Alzheimers care and for those suffering from degenitive conditions. A provider of care to the Elderly including home help and personal daily care. Provider of childcare including Autism and Special needs. Care on Call are audited under Sector Standards, have well trained carers and provide a 5 star level of personalised service through our different offices around NZ on a 24 hour basis.We aim to provide you with consistency of carers, who arrive on time every time as and when you require.

Address - 31D Railway Avenue, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, 5013
Phone - (0800) 66 4422
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Elder Family Matters
Elder Family Matters has assisted older people in the wider Wellington region (including Hutt Valley, Porirua Basin, Kapiti Coast, and Wairarapa) for 10 years so they can choose to continue living in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Elder Family Matters do this by: assisting the elderly and disabled with the tasks of daily living: shopping, housework and cleaning, personal cares, laundry, meals, transport, social activities, appointments, home maintenance; one-on-one support / companionship / outings for people in residential care; respite care to enable primary carers to have a break. Full range of Carers including highly experienced carers, registered nurses, enrolled nurses, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. Services includes mobile care (short time and discrete services), personalised care (minimum of 2 hours), cleaning services (minimum 1 hour), dementia care, and 24 hours/7 days services.

Address - PO Box 56063, Tawa, Wellington, 5249
Phone - (0800) 32 1789
Freephone - (0800) 32 1789
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Q-Nique (formerly Step Ahead Together Inc) - Lower Hutt
Provides residential services inclusive of respite, transitional and support for individuals within their own environments primary community focus for people with mental health concerns. Provision of NZQA education, training and employment services to all people, Youthbridge and rehabilitation programes, inclusive of alternative individualised learning programmes.

Address - Level One, cnr Cornwell Street & Kings Crescent, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt, 5010
Phone - (04) 570 2320
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St John of God Wellington
Provider of outpatient rehabilitation, respite support and community based living options.

Address - 11 Messines Road, Karori, Wellington, 6012
Phone- (04) 464 2010
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DSS (Disability Support Services) - Nelson
A division of Nelson Marlborough District Health Board that provides residential support, day services and respite care for people with an intellectual or physical disability.

Address - 148 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, Nelson, 7011
Phone - (03) 546 1671
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CCS Disability Action - Ashburton
Provides a range of direct client services including: social worker service, parent support group, youth group, home to home respite care, information, advocacy and support. It also offers a parking scheme called Mobility Parking Permit.

Address - Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton, 7700
Phone - (03) 308 4456
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Equitas, based in Christchurch, provides supportive homes and respite care for young people who have suffered a brain injury where rehabilitation, independence and personal goal setting to meet social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs, provides the basis for all service delivery. Where residents cannot progress to independent living, Equitas provides a home for life - a home for young people with other people of a similar age within the community, encouraging each individual to reach their potential and maximum independence in all areas of their lives, ensuring a productive, valued and unique lifestyle, and nurturing the respect for the choices of the individual. Family/whanau and friends are welcomed as wholeheartedly as we care for our residents.

Address - 28 Avon Gate, Russley, Christchurch, 8042
Phone - (03) 342 5675
Cellphone - (027) 635 3401
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Laura Fergusson Trust - Canterbury
Provide residential with rehabilitation support services to people who are physically disabled and/or brain injured. Offer short term carer support and respite care.

Address - 279 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch, 8053
Phone - (03) 351 6047
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St John of God Halswell
Provider of outpatient rehabilitation, speciality neurological rehabilitation, respite support and community based living options.

Address - 26 Nash Road, Halswell, Christchurch, 8025
Phone - (03) 338 2009
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