Everyone should have a “life like any other”.
Through education, employment and empowerment, we support individuals living with autism or a disability to be a real part of the communities of their choice.
We support individuals and their whānau through the early years, childhood, teen years and adult life. Our involvement may be short term or may be over a number of years, depending on your situation.
The Enrich+ team sets high standards and expectations. Staff are innovative, attend regular training and ongoing education to best meet your needs. We work with you to identify your goals – which then form the foundation of your unique support programme within your community.
Your strengths and contributions to society are recognised and valued at Enrich+.
We incorporate Tikanga best practice into our day to day work and support. We have a Kaumātua, Kuia and an in-house Kaitohutohu (Cultural Advisor) to help guide our team in delivering cultural services for you and your whānau.
We also have a Māori employee rōpū, Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao that provides you and our staff support on issues Māori.
Whakamārama Marae is recognised as the Marae for Enrich+, and we have been in partnership with the Marae for 18 years now. You are welcomed to Enrich+ with a pōwhiri at Whakamārama Marae, and through the year services are delivered at the Marae.
1987 - 2018
Enrich+ Timeline of Events 1987-2018
2018 : Introduction of Kids+ and Teens+ groups for young children and teens on the autism spectrum
2017 : Launch of Pai Ake Toru
2017 : Expansion into the Bay of Plenty with Supported Living, Supported Employment and Autism services
2017 : Supported Living service started
2015 : Work Outcomes Ltd established and purchase of an Active+ physiotherapy franchise clinic in Te Rapa, Hamilton
2015 : Autism service rebranded as Enrich+ Spectrum Energy and a charitable trust established
2015 : Closure of the private training establishment
2015 : RIDSAS services continue in Te Rapa, very high needs services continue from Ruakura Road and other disability, employment and autism services move to Princes Street
2014 : New Māori service established
2014 : Winner of the Social Enterprise Award and Supreme Overall Winner of the Waipa Network Business Awards
2013 : Autism Services established
2013 : Finalists in the Excellence in Social Enterprise section of the Waipa Business Awards
2013 : Rebranded to Enrich+ with official launch of Enrich+ with Minister Tariana Turia, Minister of Disability Issues
2012 : Outstanding Contribution to the Success of Agricultural Fieldays awarded
2012 : Work Outcomes (partnership between Gracelands Group of Services and Te Kuiti Physio Plus) begin working with Active Physio
2010 : New facility purchased at Princes Street, Hamilton for Insight Learning Academy
2010 : Wendy Becker appointed as CEO of Gracelands Group of Services
2010 : Founder and CEO Robyn Klos resigns from Gracelands Group of Services
2009 : Property Trust established
2005 : Insight Learning Academy, a private training establishment is purchased
2003 : Transition from School service for students with disabilities in four high schools
2002 : Services in Taumarunui begin
2002 : RIDSAS programme established
2000 : Recipient of the Bronze Level NZ Business Excellence Commendation Award
2000 : Whakamārama Marae and Gracelands Group of Services partner to deliver a marae based programme
1998 : Services in Hamilton start
1998 : Property purchased at Teasdale Street to deliver services from in Te Awamutu
1996 : Worx service established for people with mental health issues
1996 : Return to Work programmes for ACC delivered by Gracelands and Te Kuiti Physiotherapy Clinic
1995 : Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao, a Māori employee rōpū providing in-house support for employees and the people we support on service delivery, organisational culture and environmental support in a Māori context is set up
1993 : Mahoe Street house purchased for specialised service for people with significant disabilities
1991 : Supported Employment programme started as well as a recycling service and horticulture work crew
1990 : First meeting of the Te Awamutu Gracelands Trust
1987 : Gracelands Industries began, a partnership between IHC and Tokanui Hospital
Enrich+ works alongside individuals to develop their skills and abilities and enhance inclusion in the communities of their choice.
Ka mahi ā Enrich+ ki te taha o ngā hunga kia whakapakari ai ā rātou pūmanawa i roto i te iwi kāinga ō rātou kowhiritanga.
A life like any other.
He oranga pērā tonu ki ētahi.
Enrich+ educate and support people with the central purpose of enriching their lives. How we are of service is guided and influenced by their dreams and goals, and the choices they make.
Generosity of spirit
Enrich+ endorse a culture of cooperation and helpfulness with each other, the people we serve, their whānau and the wider community.
Model the way
Whakatauira i te ara
Enrich+ employees conduct themselves with integrity and commitment to their work; role modelling positive behaviours through continued professional development and reflective practices.
Like the weaving of harakeke, bi-cultural practices are woven into the fabric of Enrich+ to continually reinforce the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – Partnership, Protection, and Participation. We embrace a culturally diverse community and welcome diversity in all its forms.
Raising the bar
Te Whakatairanga i te pae
Enrich+ takes pride in being a leader of excellence and innovative practices. We strive to continually excel.
Enabling Good Lives
Enrich+ embed the philosophies of Enabling Good Lives (EGL) into the services we deliver. The principles being:
Disabled people are in control of their lives
Invest in whānau to support them; to be aspirational for their disabled child; to build community and natural supports; and to support disabled children to become independent, rather than waiting for a crisis before support is available
Ko te tangata
Disabled people have supports that are tailored to their individual needs and goals, and that take a whole life approach rather than being split across programmes
Ordinary life outcomes
Disabled people are supported to live an everyday life in everyday places; and are regarded as citizens with opportunities for learning, employment, having a home and family, and social participation – like others at similar stages of life
Kimihia auraki te tuatahi
Disabled people are supported to access mainstream services before specialist disability services
The abilities and contributions of disabled people and their families are recognised and respected
Easy to use
Te mahi ngawari
Disabled people have supports that are simple to use and flexible
Supports build and strengthen relationships between disabled people, their whānau and community
Employment Support Practice Guidelines
Enrich+ are committed to the values and principles of the Supported Employment Practice Guidelines:
Any disabled person who wants to work has opportunities to receive skilled support to get work.
The disabled person’s goals and aspirations drives the uptake of employment support.
People and agencies involved in a disabled person’s life are encouraged to understand the importance of work as an achievable outcome.
Disabled people experience a personalised service. This means getting individually tailored, ongoing employment support to get and maintain a job.
Employers know about, and have confidence in employment support services, the benefits of employing disabled people and the importance of building natural supports in the workplace.
Providers of employment support have the knowledge to support each disabled person to get a job and develop a career of their choice.
Providers of employment support services direct and lead their organisation in ways that promote these employment support practices in partnership with disabled people.
Providers of employment support services measure how good they are at getting people into work and strive to continually improve their employment services to disabled people, to employers and funders.