Because we believe that children should live with their birth families, foster care is provided only in exceptional circumstances. Where foster care goes ahead, we ensure that children and their birth families keep in close contact.
This service is provided by IDEA Services family/whanau services.
Want to be a caregiver?
Caregiving is the term we use for the different types of care we offer to people with intellectual disabilities. From short-term respite care to the regular commitment of shared care, to long-term foster care for children and contract board care for adults, there are many ways you can help those with intellectual disabilities to have a better life.
If you’re interested in becoming a caregiver, or want to find out more go to www.youcancare.org.nz