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Independent Living Choices Ltd

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Independent Living Choices aims to provide assistance with finding affordable, independent housing and practical support around managing a tenancy in the Taupō/Tūrangi 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 Taupō/Tūrangi and Mangakino areas.  The pathway to service is via a completed Referral Form from either a Lakes DHB Mental Health Provider 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 Taupō/Tūrangi 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 Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

123 Tauhara Road
Tauhara
Taupo
Waikato 3330

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Street Address

123 Tauhara Road
Tauhara
Taupō
Waikato 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 2393
Taupō 3351

This page was last updated at 12:51PM on May 12, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Independent Living Choices Ltd.