Supporting and equipping people to reach their full potential

We work to promote opportunities for the independence, mobility, and recreation of people with disabilities as well as providing occupational, social and personal opportunities. We also distribute information and provide assistance to our community and overall foster, encourage and support the work of people with disabilities.

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A structured, supportive and quiet respite for people with disabilities.

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Assisting people with disabilities to be valued contributors to their community, helping them to have the confidence, skills and support of their families and friends to reach their potential.

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Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS) aim to provide free, accurate, up to date and objective information and advice to disabled people, their families, whanau, aiga, caregivers, providers and the general public.

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Helping people with a difference to plan their careers, find employment, and provide in-work support. Including a free recruitment service for employers.

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Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC8 hours ago
Paula is focusing on her overall growth and wellbeing.

Paula attends learning sessions at the centre where she regularly sharpens her cognitive skills.

Paula receives rewards for her attendance to numeracy and literacy sessions, such as gym sessions or ten-pin bowling, which contribute to her mental wellbeing and physical development.

Awesome work Paula!
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Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC4 days ago
Amber represented The Voice of a Person with a Disability Group at the Hastings Disability Reference Group April meeting.

Amber confidently engaged in thought-provoking discussions with the committee members providing feedback on current disability issues and the long-term effects.

The Voice of a Person with Disability Group provides Amber the opportunity to advocate on behalf of all people with disabilities on real life situations that affect them on a daily basis within our community.
Everyday people, everyday places, everyday things, everyday times
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC1 week ago
Flynn is committed to attending Complex Forme gym where he focuses on learning an array of skills and techniques to increase his physical fitness and overall well-being.

With support and guidance Flynn attentively listens to his personal trainer’s instructions and recommendations.

By consistently visiting the gym, Flynn boosts his stamina and endurance levels. Additionally, Flynn deepens his friendships with his peers and improves his communication skills.

Everyday people, everyday places, everyday things, everyday times
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC2 weeks ago
Ryan is working toward increasing his independence currently focusing on maximising room space for his overall wellbeing.

Ryan is an avid collector of dice, business cards, wooden off cuts, which all requires storage. He likes to research the appropriate storage required for each collection. Using his budgeting skills, he is very mindful of the cost ensuring it is affordable.

Ryan takes his time to consider the options before purchasing the items.
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Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC2 weeks ago
Carson has been attending Hastings Menzshed learning a range of skills and techniques to complete a project.

By keenly watching and interacting with others, Carson is gaining a good understanding of the importance of reading, following instructions and how to use tools correctly for his creations.

Carson has enjoyed the process and is very proud to explain the steps needed to complete his 3 wooden toys.

Excellent work Carson! We look forward to seeing your next creation.
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC
Disability Resource Centre H.B. Trust - DRC3 weeks ago
DRC Living Life Connected
Beth’s best life is experiencing everything our community has to offer.

From wandering along the beach, gathering unique shells, embarking on a bus trip from Hastings to Havelock, or sharing a coffee with a friend at Mon’s café each outing is a gateway to living her best life.

These experiences not only bring Beth happiness but also enrich her life in meaningful ways, allowing her to embrace the beauty and excitement of the world around her.
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