We’ve helped people achieve their goals

Our home support and community services have enabled people to live in their own homes, stay healthy and engage socially with others. Read some of their stories below.

David’s story     

David looks forward to Thursdays. That’s when he joins nine other men at the Enliven Waikato Blokes’ Club for activities and outings. The men share an interest in engineering and often visit workshops.

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Mya’s story

Mya is matter-of-fact about her disabilities, the result of brain damage at birth. “I have cerebral palsy and sometimes I have seizures,” she says. Like many little girls her age, Mya loves singing, drama and drawing.

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Ruby-Jean’s story

With her ankle in a plaster cast, Ruby-Jean couldn’t manage crutches and needed someone to push her wheelchair. ACC referred her to Enliven who matched her with support worker Sisavaii.

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Jean’s story

At age 6, Jean contracted scarlet fever which affected her hearing and led to bone infections. Now in her 80s, she is profoundly deaf, and has osteoarthritis in all her joints. “I spent many years in hospitals, supposedly dying..."

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Angelina’s story

Angelina left her parents behind in South Korea when she immigrated to New Zealand ten years ago for a better life for herself and her family. Her role as an Enliven support worker has taught her the value of spending time with loved ones.

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Betty’s story

Betty had an Enliven support worker who helped her manage life on her own. When Marlene took on a six-week walking challenge, she encouraged Betty to give it a go too by counting her steps every day.

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