In-service respite care is available for those tangata (clients) whose whanau (family) or those caring for them, need some time to rest. Care is provided in a homely, welcoming environment, by staff who are committed to creating a positive and stimulating experience for tangata.

Tangata are encouraged to engage in a range of activities, designed around their needs and abilities, including:

  • Cultural activities
  • Recreational and leisure activities
  • Sport
  • Personal development
  • Helping others
  • Holiday programmes
  • Employment skills

Family Based Respite Care

Family based respite care is provided by carer families within the local community, thereby allowing tangata to stay close to their family and friends, while providing their regular carer with time to rest.

Te Roopu Taurima encourages families in the community to open their homes to people with disabilities on a temporary basis by providing support, including:

  • Training and coaching programmes
  • Respite board reimbursement

Opportunities for centre-based training are provided on a voluntary basis.

Our mission: “Tangata Choice” – It’s about tangata and providing them with choices towards their own self-independence and quality of life.

Our vision: “Manaaki Tangata” – It’s about improving the standard of care and wellbeing of tangata. After all, happy and content tangata, whanau, and communities are the very foundation of our country’s prosperity.

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Referral Process

Tangata are referred to Te Roopu Taurima through a NASC (Needs Assessment Service Coordination) agency. In order to be eligible for referral, tangata must be:

  • Over 17 years of age
  • Intellectually disabled and/or autistic

For more information, speak to one of our Area Managers.
Northland: 09 405 2654
Auckland: 09 276 6282

PO Box 22-346, Otahuhu
Telephone 09 276 6282
Facsimile   09 267 6522