Category: Inclusive NZ Community

A painter working in The White Room.

The White Room – Creating an inclusive artistic space

When Skillwise art facilitator Bev Lowen dreamed of creating a dedicated art space for Skillwise clients, she was determined that its key focus would be on art, not disability. Fostering inclusion, self-determination and learning practices were also important factors, as well as the dream to make it accessible to all by eventually opening it up…
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Participants running in the TriAbility

The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust TriAbility Triathlon

That moment when your name is announced over the loud speaker, everyone is cheering and you cross that finish line with a mix of relief, achievement and bewilderment that you made it at all. For the rest of the afternoon all you want to do is talk about what has just happened with anyone who will…
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April 15, 2016 0
Skillwise catering participants.

Something Delicious cooking up a storm

Turning what you love into a business is no mean feat, but catering group Something Delicious are making good inroads to achieving this. Operating out of SkillWise and comprising of members from the organisation’s cooking groups, to date the group have already conquered 11 catering gigs, since forming in February, and are hungry for more. At this…
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April 15, 2016 0
HVDRT tour guides.

HVDRT – Connecting with their Community

Creating inclusive communities may not happen overnight, but if Hutt Valley Disability Resources Trust (HVDRT) has anything to do with it, it will happen. Never one to rest on its laurels in pursuit of this goal, staff are always on the lookout for ways in which they can make this a reality. One such way that…
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Lifeskills Taranaki's Beach Chair

Lifeskills Taranaki – New asset brings loads of chair

Good old kiwi ingenuity is behind Lifeskills Taranaki’s newest asset – a beach friendly wheelchair. Thanks to the modified wheelchair, beach accessibility is now possible for all of Lifeskills Taranaki members, and while the warm weather continues, everyone has been happily reaping its benefits. “When we used to head down to the beach some of…
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