Finding employment at Life Unlimited, with the support of the Mainstream Employment Programme, has been life altering for Upper Hutt woman Kristina McKenzie. It’s boosted her confidence, provided better financial security and given her opportunities to connect with people.
People with disabilities
Genevieve McLachlan and her assistance dog, Pedro, are regular users of public transport in the Wellington region. She’s positive about the changes Metlink have made to ensure buses in the region are fully accessible.
Facilitating an inclusive contemporary dance programme for Life Unlimited Charitable Trust’s after-school sport programme allowed Courtney Richmond to share her passion for movement and dance with willing participants.
This year 17,000 accidents will happen in New Zealand bathrooms. Here are a few tips to make your bathroom safer.
For Leah Duley, one of the biggest frustrations of hearing loss is making other people understand. It can be a battle for the 82-year-old from Carterton, in the Wairarapa, but it’s one she’s winning – with help from Life Unlimited hearing therapist Anne Greatbatch and some clever gadgets.
The new Altogether Autism website is live. Not only does it have a fresh new look, it’s easier to navigate.
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.
When he was in his 40s, Gary Climo realised he was becoming deaf because his family used to complain he had the television on too loudly. It also began to affect his interaction with others.
Find out what drives Genevieve McLachlan – a successful entrepreneur, member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with disabilities and new member of the Disabled Leadership Group at Life Unlimited.
Born with spina bifida, Maioro Barton has always been keen on physical fitness and activity. With five siblings who are also into sport, it’s fortunate they live only a stone’s throw from a fitness centre which sponsors him and where he spends a lot of time lifting weights and working out.