Ensuring tangata is at the centre of decisions that relate to their life. Understanding what each individual tangata wants and needs to live their own personally defined, good life. Considering tangata strengths and interests, how they think and communicate best, who they want to include in their decision-making.
Is about tangata having as much choice and control over their own lives as possible. Supported decision making is the way we support tangata to do this. We all need some kind of support to make decisions about our own lives. The main difference is in the intensity and the nature of the supports we need.
- Tino Rangatiratanga – Self-determination, Maori controlling their own culture(tikanga/te reo) and destiny
- Taonga Tuku Iho – Māori ways of knowing, doing and understanding the world are considered valid in their own right
- Ako Māori – acknowledges teaching and learning practices that are inherent and unique to Māori, as well as practices that may not be traditionally derived but are preferred by Māori.
- Kia piki ake i ngā raruraru o te kainga – acknowledges the disadvantages experienced by many Māori communities and the relevance and success that Māori derived initiatives have as intervention systems for addressing socio-economic issues.
- Whānau – acknowledges the importance of whanaungatanga and the responsibility and obligations to nurture and care for these relationships.
- Kaupapa – refers to the collective vision, aspiration and purpose of Māori communities.
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi – provides a basis through which Iwi may critically analyse relationships, challenge the status-quo, and affirm the Iwi rights.
- Ata – acts as a guide to the understanding of relationships and wellbeing when engaging with Māori.
Social model of disability
The social model of disability views disability as being caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference. It looks at ways of removing barriers that restrict life choices for people with impairments.
Zero tolerance for harm
The safety of TRT’s tangata, kaimahi and manuhiri is taken seriously. Threats, threatening behaviour, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, bullying, harassment or acts of violence against tangata, kaimahi or manuhiri while on TRT’s property, conducting business or receiving services from TRT won’t be tolerated.
Going from Good to Great
Learning from our mistakes, trying new ways of doing things, always looking to do what we do better, learning from each other and others in our line of work, listening to the people we support and their whanau.