We acknowledge the Enabling Good Lives Principles and aim to uphold these with the young people that access our services. The principles are ...
Disabled people are in control of their lives.
Invest early in families and whānau to support them; to be aspirational for their disabled child; to build community and natural supports; and to support disabled children to become independent, rather than waiting for a crisis before support is available.
Disabled people have supports that are tailored to their individual needs and goals, and that take a whole life approach rather than being split across programmes.
Ordinary Life Outcomes
Disabled people are supported to live an everyday life in everyday places; and are regarded as citizens with opportunities for learning, employment, having a home and family, and social participation – like others at similar stages of life.
Disabled people are supported to access mainstream services before specialist disability services. (We maintain our focus on mainstream first with our people spending most of their time in the community. We do not accept that Specialist disability services are a non-mainstream option)
The abilities and contributions of disabled people and their families are recognised and respected. Easy to use: disabled people have supports that are simple to use and are flexible.
Supports build and strengthen relationships between disabled people, their whānau and the community.