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Independent Living Choices Ltd

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Service delivery during COVID-19

Alert Level Service Delivery
Level 4
  • Support provided via phone, e-mail or mail.
  • Face-to-face support provided with appropriate use of PPE for grocery shopping, pharmacy/meds requirements and in crisis situations which will be determined on a case-by-case scenario.
  • We will continue to accept referrals however likely no accommodation placements until Level 3 or Level 2; prioritisation system engaged.
Level 3
  • Support provided largely via phone or e-mail, although face-to-face appointments can be arranged with physical distancing.
  • We will continue to support with grocery shopping, medication pick-ups, and urgent hospital/GP appointments.
  • Accepting referrals and follow-up in first instance via phone; accommodation will be provided depending on urgency and availability.
Level 2
  • Face-to-face community support provided.  Also support via phone/email, as required.
  • Physical distancing protocols apply.
  • We will continue to support with grocery shopping, medication pick-ups, and urgent hospital/GP appointments.
  • Accepting referrals and follow-up in first instance via phone; accommodation will be provided depending on urgency and availability.
Level 1
  • Same as Level 2

Independent Living Choices aims to provide assistance with finding affordable, independent housing and practical support around managing a tenancy in the Taupo/Turangi and Mangakino areas.

Programmes

Housing & Accommodation Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Lakes

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

The service is available for clients of the Community Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Taupo/Turangi and Mangakino areas.  The pathway to service is via a completed Referral Form from either a Community Mental Health Nurse or an AOD Counsellor/Community Support Worker.

Description

Independent Living Choices aims to provide assistance with finding affordable, independent housing and practical support around managing a tenancy in the Taupo/Turangi and Mangakino areas.  They also have accommodation options for short or longer periods however this depends on availability at the time of referral. 

They assist with accessing benefit entitlements for rent and bond advances, budgeting advice, assistance with setting up rental and power payments, and accessing furniture and household goods should this be necessary. They will also liaise with landlords around any tenancy issues, including mediation and dispute resolution. Independent Living Choices provides a stepping stone for service users to participate in their community of choice and reach their full independence over time.  Their focus is on recovery and the ability to create opportunities for oneself, direction and hope. They aim to deliver client focused, culturally appropriate, responsive services.  They also support clients who are interested in participating in their Activity Based Programme and/or interests of their choice.

They draw upon the expertise of other services/agencies, clinicians, key workers when and if required.

How do I access this service?

Referral

A completed referral form from either the Mental Health Services or AOD Services within the Lakes DHB.

Charges

No fees apply

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English

Contact Details

123 Tauhara Road
Tauhara
Taupo
Waikato 3330

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Street Address

123 Tauhara Road
Tauhara
Taupo
Waikato 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 2393
Taupo 3351

This page was last updated at 12:25PM on April 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Independent Living Choices Ltd.