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.
Living my Life - ACC
From 1 November Aspire will be able to deliver components of the new ACC Living my Life service.
We are excited about this opportunity to be able to work with people to enable greater levels of self determination, choice and control. Living my Life is made up of four components: Facilitated Pathway Map, Independent Facilitation, Tailored Supports and Coaching to Self Manage.
People wishing to access these will need to be referred by their ACC Serious Injury Case Owner.
Read more about Living my Life.
Transition from school
Transition is available for people in their final year of school, to ensure a smooth move from school into further education, employment or community services and activities.
You and your family/whanau are central to any decision making and planning. The role of the Transition Coordinator is to make navigating your new life easier by providing access to information and resources. You set the goals, we help you figure out how to get there.Things for you to think about when transition planning:
- What do I want my future to be like?
- Where do I want to live?
- What do I want to do during the day?
- What hobbies or social activities do I want to do?
- What support do I need or want to live the best life possible?
The Ministry of Social Development fund Transition for young people who are ORRS funded, between 16-21 years old and in their final year of school. If you would benefit from transition planning, but don’t meet this criteria, please contact Aspire, as there may be other funding opportunities available to you.
Aspire offers residential support for adults with 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.
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.