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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Community Living Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services


South Auckland

Age Groups


Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referral to this service is via the clinical team at Awhinatia.  

Contact us:
Team Leader, 
21a East Street, Papakura
Phone: 09 299 2671
Fax: 09 299 2673 
PO Box 72 486, Papakura 

For more information on the Community Living Service please click on the following link for the Framework website


Mahia i runga i te rangimārie me te ngākau māhaki - With a peaceful mind and respectful heart, we will always get the best results

The Community Living Service (CLS) – a specialist service within Framework - is responsible for engaging and supporting clients with a mental illness, who have high and complex needs. The aim is to engage clients into their chosen community which will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential.

Framework’s CLS service - based in premises at Papakura – has a geographic spread complementing the area of services provided by the Awhinatia Mental Health Centre, with which it is partnered. Reporting from, and to, the clinical team takes place on a regular basis.

Although a need for clinical awareness is important; it is the role of the Awhinatia clinical team to design a service user’s clinical care. The community living specialist is however responsible to observe any changes in their service user’s well-being and is responsible to report these to the clinical team.

The CLS team actively engages with the local community and focus on education and building supportive relationships with various local facilities such as local businesses, churches and training centres.

Referral to this service is via the clinical team at Awhinatia. The service focuses on such areas as chosen housing options, ability for service users to access and utilize transport, daily living skills; and a huge focus on developing community supports for clients to use during times of mental unwellness and stress. CLS achieves this through a holistic approach and will cover such supports as family, friends, clinical teams, churches and support groups.

Community living specialists have a good knowledge in communication skills, assessments, planning and implementation and a good knowledge of mental health disorders.

As an organisation, Framework has fully embraced the Strengths Model and therefore all work done with service users is based on individual strengths and celebrating achievements.

Always keep your words soft and sweet just in case you have to eat them.

Contact Details

51 Huia Road, Otahuhu, Auckland

South Auckland

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21A East Street, Papakura, Auckland

South Auckland

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18A Frost Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

Central Auckland

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This page was last updated at 11:56AM on November 14, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Framework.