Advocacy / Education / Vocational Support

The following agencies all provide advocacy, education and/or vocational support in the Bay of Plenty
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CCS Disability Action is a nationwide organisation that provides support, advocacy and information for disabled people. We work with disabled people aged between 16 and 65, who are not currently in school and are looking to build their community connections or move into employment. If you are actively looking for work, we have the experience, knowledge and connections to support you to get into employment or back to work.
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Altogether Autism is a free, nationwide autism spectrum information and advisory service provided as a partnership between Life Unlimited Charitable Trust and Parent to Parent New Zealand. With the vast amount of information available online, finding credible information on autism is a challenge. Altogether Autism can provide you with the information you need. We are autism specialists.
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Avalon is a charitable trust which provides services to disadvantaged individuals with barriers to inclusion in the Bay of Plenty region. Avalon works with individuals from the age of 16-65 years old who have a disability or health condition that is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment, which presents a barrier to participation and inclusion in living a valued life in the community.
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Everyone should have a “life like any other”. Through education, employment and empowerment, Enrich Plus support individuals living with autism or a disability to be a real part of the communities of their choice. Enrich Plus can support job seekers with pre-employment preparation, job searching and interview techniques.
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ImagineBetter is a social change entity that focuses on issues that affect people with disabilities, their family/whanau and the communities in which the live. We have three primary strategies to engage in this space, which are Mobilisation, Advocacy & Campaigning; Thought Leadership & Research as well as Training.
Accessible Properties
Accessible Properties are a social and disability housing provider committed to providing housing that meets tenants’ needs and tenancy services that support long-term successful inclusive living in a community. Accessible Properties is focussed on improving the self-confidence, self-esteem and employability skills of social housing tenants in Tauranga by supporting them to access employment and training opportunities.
Disabled Persons Assembly
A national organisation advocating for the rights and support for people who live with disabilities. Meaningful employment is recognised as key issue for people with disabilities.
Journey Together
Local Area Coordinators (LACs) walk alongside disabled persons and their families to support them to live a good life within welcoming communities. LACs work with you and your family as you imagine, plan for and pursue the life you want. Anyone who is looking for information or advice is welcome to contact an LAC.
Work and Income
Work and Income NZ facilitate a number of employment training programmes run by external contracted providers. Our staff also run seminars, such as job searching group seminars, and can also provide one on one advice to clients looking for employment. Our Work Brokerage service provides a direct link between employers and our clients by securing specific employment opportunities with employers and linking our clients to these opportunities.
Toi ohomai
One of the largest tertiary providers in the Bay of Plenty. Toi Ohomai’s five main campuses can be found throughout the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato in Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa and Whakatāne. Toi Ohomai can assist with pre-employment preparation, career planning, employability skill development as well as community and industry networking events.
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