ABOUT US

 

Everyone should have a “life like any other”.

Through education, employment and empowerment, we support individuals living with autism or a disability to be a real part of the communities of their choice.

We support individuals and their whānau through the early years, childhood, teen years and adult life.  Our involvement may be short term or may be over a number of years, depending on your situation.

 

The Enrich+ team sets high standards and expectations. Staff are innovative, attend regular training and ongoing education to best meet your needs. We work with you to identify your goals – which then form the foundation of your unique support programme within your community.

 

Your strengths and contributions to society are recognised and valued at Enrich+.

 

We incorporate Tikanga best practice into our day to day work and support. We have a Kaumātua, Kuia and an in-house Kaitohutohu (Cultural Advisor) to help guide our team in delivering cultural services for you and your whānau.

 

We also have a Māori employee rōpū, Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao that provides you and our staff support on issues Māori.

 

Whakamārama Marae is recognised as the Marae for Enrich+, and we have been in partnership with the Marae for 18 years now. You are welcomed to Enrich+ with a pōwhiri at Whakamārama Marae, and through the year services are delivered at the Marae.

 

Our History

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Purpose

 

Enrich+ works alongside individuals to develop their skills and abilities and enhance inclusion in the communities of their choice.

 

Ka mahi ā Enrich+ ki te taha o ngā hunga kia whakapakari ai ā rātou pūmanawa i roto i te iwi kāinga ō rātou kowhiritanga.

 

Our Vision

 

 

A life like any other.

 

He oranga pērā tonu ki ētahi.

 

Our Values

 

Enriching lives

Whakahōhonu tauoranga

Enrich+ educate and support people with the central purpose of enriching their lives. How we are of service is guided and influenced by their dreams and goals, and the choices they make.

 

Generosity of spirit

Oha wairua

Enrich+ endorse a culture of cooperation and helpfulness with each other, the people we serve, their whānau and the wider community.

 

Model the way

Whakatauira i te ara

Enrich+ employees conduct themselves with integrity and commitment to their work; role modelling positive behaviours through continued professional development and reflective practices.

 

Appreciating diversity

Whakamiha kanorau

Like the weaving of harakeke, bi-cultural practices are woven into the fabric of Enrich+ to continually reinforce the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – Partnership, Protection, and Participation. We embrace a culturally diverse community and welcome diversity in all its forms.

 

Raising the bar

Te Whakatairanga i te pae

Enrich+ takes pride in being a leader of excellence and innovative practices. We strive to continually excel.

Employment Support Practice Guidelines

 

Enrich+ are committed to the values and principles of the Supported Employment Practice Guidelines:

 

Any disabled person who wants to work has opportunities to receive skilled support to get work.

 

The disabled person's goals and aspirations drives the uptake of employment support.

 

People and agencies involved in a disabled person's life are encouraged to understand the importance of work as an achievable outcome.

 

Disabled people experience a personalised service. This means getting individually tailored, ongoing employment support to get and maintain a job.

 

Employers know about, and have confidence in employment support services, the benefits of employing disabled people and the importance of building natural supports in the workplace.

 

Providers of employment support have the knowledge to support each disabled person to get a job and develop a career of their choice.

 

Providers of employment support services direct and lead their organisation in ways that promote these employment support practices in partnership with disabled people.

 

Providers of employment support services measure how good they are at getting people into work and strive to continually improve their employment services to disabled people, to employers and funders.

Enabling Good Lives

 

Enrich+ embed the philosophies of Enabling Good Lives (EGL) into the services we deliver. The principles being:

 

Self-determination

Mana motuhake

Disabled people are in control of their lives

 

Beginning early

Ōrokotīmatanga

Invest in whānau to support them; to be aspirational for their disabled child; to build community and natural supports; and to support disabled children to become independent, rather than waiting for a crisis before support is available

 

Person-centred

Ko te tangata

Disabled people have supports that are tailored to their individual needs and goals, and that take a whole life approach rather than being split across programmes

 

Ordinary life outcomes

Tukunga iho

Disabled people are supported to live an everyday life in everyday places; and are regarded as citizens with opportunities for learning, employment, having a home and family, and social participation - like others at similar stages of life

 

Mainstream first

Kimihia auraki te tuatahi

Disabled people are supported to access mainstream services before specialist disability services

 

Mana enhancing

Whakamana

The abilities and contributions of disabled people and their families are recognised and respected

 

Easy to use

Te mahi ngawari

Disabled people have supports that are simple to use and flexible

 

Relationship building

Whakawhanaungatanga

Supports build and strengthen relationships between disabled people, their whānau and community