When new clients arrive, we talk to whanau about setting goals, and ensuring there is support in place. It is a great thing to see how the programme impacts in such a positive way.
Joanne Pudney is the mother of a 21-rear old who has high and complex needs. She writes about him and the solution they found in their own back yard. Jack is nonverbal, incontinent, has restricted mobility, and Addison’s disease – and is unable to self-regulate physical and emotional stress, which, translated, means very challenging behaviours.…
A Waikato township’s community has ready access to health care thanks to the work of an innovative group of organisations. The hub supports tamariki and Maori whānau
April Johnson was inspired by her parents and the journey of a family member after a serious car crash. The fish and chips kid of Huntly was destined to find her niche in helping others.
With her friendly nature and happy wagging tail, Gem, a Shihtzu cross Bichon hearing dog, is the perfect companion for Blenheim woman Lynn Evans.
Noise induced hearing loss is affecting younger people at higher rates than previous generations so it’s really important to let children and young people know how to protect their ears.
Kayaking, swimming and go karting provided children living with diabetes a memorable kiwi summer when the annual Waikato Diabetes Kids Camp was held at the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp in Thames earlier this year.
When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know they’re going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. The Disability Start workshops facilitated by Life Unlimited have now expanded into other areas of the council where staff interact…
It was Martha Hancey who first spotted three years ago her older sister Cecilia had something wrong with her right breast.
Cecilia, 65, known to those in the Hancey family as Bub and to everyone else that knows her as Celia, was in the shower when Martha saw the inverted nipple.
Sophie Turner lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Tourette Syndrome (Tourette’s). She’s also been diagnosed with autism. It’s an impressive string of letters, but Sophie hasn’t let it get in the way of her goals.