Life in a Pandemic – Chief Executive Introduction

On 21 March 2020, Aotearoa entered a situation no one had ever encountered, or imagined, before. We were suddenly at Level 2 of a new pandemic alert response system, due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Four days later, we were at Level 4 of the alert system; a full Lockdown confining people to their home…

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Don’t slow down disability system gains, says Life Unlimited

17 August 2020 – The significant work underway to transform New Zealand’s disability support system giving disabled people and their families greater choice and control over their lives should not stall because of the recently released Health and Disability Review. Life Unlimited Charitable Trust, which nationally provides health and disability information, advice and equipment, supports…

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Specialised Smoke Alarms for the hard of hearing

27 May 2020 – With winter upon us and heaters and fires blazing, it’s an appropriate time to share some information about specialised smoke alarms for the hard of hearing. All conventional smoke alarms in NZ emit a high pitched sound which can be difficult for people with age or noise related hearing loss to…

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Life Unlimited responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and wellbeing of our clients, customers, families, whānau and our staff is now, more than ever, a key priority for us in our communities. We want to let you know what Life Unlimited, Altogether Autism, Mobility Centre and Hearing Therapy, are doing in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognise that some of our…

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Safety concerns for mobility scooter users

The ever increasing number of mobility scooters and power chairs now on footpaths do provide independence for the users but Waikato charitable trust Life Unlimited is concerned some people using them are doing so unsafely.

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The gift of music benefits Robert’s protegés

8 July 2019 – Robert Mullen of Hamilton is a music teacher with a gift which sets him apart from other musicians. He knows how to bring out the best in students with learning or intellectual disabilities so much so that many of his protegés have arguably become better than their master. He has helped…

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Would you hear your smoke alarm?

Smoke alarms are essential for home safety but, for the one in six New Zealanders who live with a hearing loss, there’s a risk they cannot hear ordinary smoke alarms. That’s why it’s not only important to check that smoke alarms are working, it’s also important to ensure you can hear them as well, says…

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Information for people who have experienced a stroke

According to the New Zealand Stroke Foundation, over 9000 kiwis experience a stroke each year – that’s 24 people every day. Strokes often occur without warning, and the impacts can last a lifetime. A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, and can commonly result in hemiparesis…

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