Growth & The Challenges That Came With It

Over the next couple of years, the service for people with intellectual disabilities went from strength to strength, growing to 12 homes, from Hawkes Bay to Paraparaumu, four vocational sites and an office in Levin. This process included many challenges, including with the Environmental Court, where neighbours objected to residential services being established in their community. These complaints went through the complete court process, where it was ruled that people with disabilities have every right to live in the community.