Te Roopu Taurima is the largest health and disability kaupapa Māori service provider that supports people of all ethnicities with intellectual impairments, servicing Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki Makaurau, Midlands and Ōtautahi regions.
Te Roopu Taurima provides residential and vocational support to clients, known as tāngata, as well as out of family respite care, caregiver support, high and complex needs support, and choices in community living. We also have one whare based in Te Tai Tokerau that is for people requiring mental health support, known as tāngata whaiora.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Spectrum Care, Te Roopu Taurima was established in response to a system where many people with intellectual impairments were institutionalised in a system that proved inappropriate and insensitive to their culture at the old Mangere Hospital. In 1999, Te Roopu Taurima became an independent Provider, realising our goal of providing tikanga based services to tangata/tangata whaiora (our clients) that upholds a strong basis in Maori culture. Whatever your culture, the values of respect, whanau (family) and reciprocity guide the way that we operate and provide support.
In 2016, a new strategic plan was rolled out across the organisation. In 2022, the Board of Trustees approved a revised version of the Strategic Plan, which is for the five-year period of 2022-2027.