About A Supported Life

A Supported Life is the service provision of the Kotuku Trust which holds contracts with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Development for the support of persons with moderate to mild learning disabilities through supported accommodation, lifestyle planning and development.

What is a supported life?

A life which we all, as community members, aspire to. One which has quality relationships and flexible support when we need it. One which is rich in friendship and meaningful activity. One which has a focus on aspirations, growth and achievement.

None of us are an island in our own lives. Daily we seek out and are nurtured by the contributions and support others make. A supported life is one of interdependence that allows each of us to make choices and attain our dreams. A life where we take up new and vital opportunities and make contributions to our community and in turn are enriched by that which we do.

In the context of persons with learning disabilities, support in some areas of their lives is created and formalised to empower and enable opportunity, inclusion and contribution to be fully realised.

The Kotuku Trust, which is the governing entity for A Supported Life was incorporated as a Charitable Trust in December 1995 and began service support in February 1996 with two houses and seven flatmates with learning disabilities.  

Quality Audits
The Ministry of Health, which funds support providers such as A Supported Life, survey and regulate the quality of support and outcomes for persons with an intellectual disability, through audits related to the Health and Disability Sector Standards.

These are links to organisations we work with.

A Supported Life has a dynamic and holistic approach to service delivery, offering a very wide range of support options and opportunity within the 3 service entities - Residential Support and Guidance, Supported Living and the creative space, two4nine which encompasses community connections and employment oversight.

A Supported Life’s co-worker group is a committed and loyal team of people who are dedicated to the support and development of those they have chosen to walk alongside.

Governance of the Trust is the responsibility of the Trustees.  Their role is to provide an oversight of the financial dealings and stability of the organisation.

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