Brent Walker – Kihikihi

“In January I started building my own house in Kihikihi with my brother. About a month before Lockdown I changed my situation and got in a disability provider to look after my Enabling Good Lives (EGL) budget. Life before EGL was terrible, so frustrating. The amount of funding was not very good, and I had…

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Patsy Matete – Te Arawa / Gisborne

“I enjoyed myself in Covid-19 going for a walk. My doctor told me to walk. It’s good. I do more walking now. My staff have noticed that I have lost weight. I want to set a goal. I can still do it. I have walked up Kaiti Hill 25 times. I’m a bit slower up…

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Jamie-Leigh, Puke and Manaakiao Timoti – Ruatāhuna

“It was a last-minute thing to come to Ruatāhuna… we’re blessed to have two homes and work that spreads us between two regions. Once given the warning that we would be moving to Level 4 we had to make a quick decision as to where our whānau would be best placed. Stay in the suburbs,…

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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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