We believe people with disabilities should be able to live ordinary lives in the community, and support should be there for this to occur. We believe that people with disability and their families/whanau should have control of their own lives. They should feel they have a real life, a real home, real friends and are in charge of their own destinies.
SILC achieves this by being of service to people with intellectual and physical disabilities (over the age of 16) whose disabilities have been present from birth or have been acquired as a result of an illness or the onset of a degenerative disorder anytime before the person reaches 65.
A holistic approach recognises that a person’s personal network, including family, whanau and friends are an integral part of an inclusive quality life and therefore are valued and included in a partnership to ensure people’s aspirations are achieved.
We do this by providing a continuum of support options within the framework of both Residential and Supported Living contracts as defined by the Ministry of Health and we provide these services in Tauranga.
A quality valued lifestyle, where a person feels empowered and in charge often depends very much on the organisation providing support and how its staff behave. SILC recognises the importance of the role its support workers play in providing appropriate, timely, skilled support to people with disability and invests considerable time and resource in developing the skills of its staff.
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