What we offer
Flexible disability support
Aspire - Community Support is all about people. We want to provide you with disability support that meets your needs - whatever they may be. We work with a variety of funders, including Ministry of Health, Enabling Good Lives, Ministry of Social Development and ACC. We can make your journey to individualised funding and budgets easy. We provide highly trained staff supported by a highly experienced leadership team and back office crew. We take care of the administration - you get on with living a great life.
The first step in this process is you tell us what you need. We will listen and design a suite of supports tailored to your situation. You have choice and control over how this looks. Contact our General Manager to chat about how we can best support you or your family/whanau member.
Aspire offers residential support for adults with intellectual disability. This is provided in homely environments with high quality staff.
We have a number of homes across Hamilton, providing a variety of different living environments. Support staff are available 24/7. As a small service we pride ourselves on providing flexible and adaptable support to meet peoples individual needs and preferences.
"It was good to see my sister in the weekend looking absolutely glowing, well done all of you."
Diane B, Family member.
"You have a very caring and wonderful team and they give us a lot of comfort and confidence that she is well taken care for. "
Anand N, Family member.
Transition from school
Leaving school is an exciting time. It is time to think about how you want your adult life to look. For young people with a disability, the array of choices can be overwhelming.
For young people who receive Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding under the "High" or "Very High Needs" categories, the Ministry of Social Development funds transitional assistance to support students with the progression from school into community.
The Aspire Transition Coordinator can walk you through the process and support you to make decisions and choices about the future, including the support you receive, where you live, what you do during the day and leisure activities you take part in.
How to access Aspire
We understand that choosing the right service can be difficult, so our General Manager, Judy Fynn is able to talk you and your family/whanau through the process of deciding if Aspire is the right service for you.
The funding systems in the disability sector are changing. This is called System Transformation. Currently in the Waikato, if you or someone you care for needs support because of a disability, your eligibility will be accessed by the local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service (NASC). The Waikato DHB NASC is called Disability Support Link.
If you are an ACC client and would like to discuss accessing Aspire - Community Support, talk to your case manager or give us a call on 07 839 0183.