A major focus area for Emerge Aotearoa is providing residential support for people whose circumstances mean that having staff present, or close by, is supportive for their wellbeing.
These services are provided in home-like environments and are available to people who are referred by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Needs Assessment and Coordination Service (NASC).
People might live in these residences for short term periods or for people who live with significant disabilities, we provide their long term home. The goal for many people is to eventually live independently or with whānau or friends in the community. A key part of our role is working alongside people to access services in the wider community. All residences are located near shops, public transport and local facilities.
We work with clinical teams, clients' whānau and other stakeholders to ensure a safe transition into the services.
Emerge Aotearoa also offers 24-hour, high-level care and support to clients with serious mental health challenges, who have a forensic history related to their mental health.
This service is provided where supporting individuals back into the community is not currently feasible, and allows people to have a more welcoming living environment than being in forensic facilities.
We accept referrals to these services from the Mason Clinic through its forensic community teams.
Emerge Aotearoa is able to provide 24-hour, high-level care and support through its Intensive Rehabilitation Services (IRS).
The criteria for accessing IRS are determined by Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand.
Emerge Aotearoa's Supported Accommodation service assists people by providing temporary and semi-permanent accommodation options within their communities.
We also offer Supported Living Services for people who can benefit from support with their day-to-day living such as accessing social and recreational groups; participating in community activities; education and employment; parenting; budgeting and working with other agencies.
These services are for people that are affected by mental health challenges, are elderly or have dual disabilities.