ABOUT US

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.

Our History

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

Our Purpose

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.

Our Vision

A life like any other.

He oranga pērā tonu ki ētahi.

Our Values

Enriching lives
Whakahōhonu tauoranga

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
Oha wairua

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.

Appreciating diversity
Whakamiha kanorau

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:

Self-determination
Mana motuhake

Disabled people are in control of their lives

Beginning early
Ōrokotīmatanga

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

Person-centred
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
Tukunga iho

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

Mainstream first
Kimihia auraki te tuatahi

Disabled people are supported to access mainstream services before specialist disability services

Mana enhancing
Whakamana

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

Relationship building
Whakawhanaungatanga

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.

 

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