Providing 24-hour residential home-based support

Features of this service include:

  • You will live in a house rented by Community Connections
    • You may share with other people
    • Your whanau/family or support worker can help you move into the Community Connections residential home
  • You can receive support to learn the skills you need to live in the residential home
    • This may include support to learn to cook meals, clean the house, do the shopping, manage your money etc
    • Although your support worker can support you to learn these things, they cannot do them for you
    • It is important that you understand that you will need to learn to do as much as possible
  • You will receive some of your benefit payments and/or all wages
    • Some of your WINZ benefit will be paid to Community Connections to help cover the cost of your support
    • This is very difficult for lots of people, but your support worker can support you with things like a budget plan and organising automatic payments with the bank
  • Your whanau/family can continue to be a part of your life
    • Your support worker will keep in contact with your whanau/family from time so they know how you are doing
    • Your support worker will be respectful of the role your whanau/family have in your life
    • Your whanau/family may want to offer support you when you move, such as ring to see how things are going, visit you at your home, offer help or advice with difficult things