We support tamariki and rangatahi who have high and or complex needs.
We have often seen the difference the caregiver relationship makes in the lives of tamariki in care. We do not take on tamariki without a professional consultation with the young person themselves to ensure we can provide the appropriate level of support.
We believe in the positive impact of genuine care, cultural connection; a warm, whānau oriented environment and engagement in constructive pro-social activity alongside mentors/caregivers.
For high needs rangatahi we have a range of solutions to help them prepare to transition back to their whānau or back into the hapori.
Here tamariki are able to live in a group/whānau styled living situation.
In our group home care, we aim to have a husband and wife couple act as “House Aunty & Uncle” with a team of caregivers doing weekend and holiday support/cover.
To minimise stress on tamariki we make sure that the same caregivers work longer term within the care team to allow them to build lasting relationships.
More high needs rangatahi may require more personalised care.
This can be delivered via fee for service or a longer term contract of 12-36 months.
A care team is built specifically to support the tamaiti. We ensure that the staffing plan is built around the unique needs of the tamaiti and as a general rule staff rotate only every 24 hours.
The team leader is responsible for making sure that the individual needs of the tamaiti are being met and that all necessary reporting is delivered to our partners.