So much has happened in 2023 already!
In this Blog:
CRC now at Worcester St. / Our first Youth Home / Friendship Group / Careerforce / Remembering Te Tumu
Our new whare
Exciting news: CRC is now at 15 Worcester Street, opposite the Arts Centre.
Our foundation remains strong … We are in a lovely historic villa which provides a welcoming, safe and homelike environment. Pop in and see us – we’re open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, for our people to gather, share and talk.
While it was sad to leave Fergusson Ave, our new location being in the central city enables us to be more accessible as we are close to more bus routes and the bus exchange.
(CRC’s phone number, email address and Postal address remain the same.)
CRC Youth Home
We are excited to have opened our first youth home just before Easter which has enabled a young man to return home from Australia to be closer to his whanau.
“We are please to be able to walk alongside him to give him the opportunity to build his independence and create a full, safe life in the community” says CRC General Manager, Annie McNicol.
Friendship Group flourishing
CRC’s monthly friendship group started in 2020, for adults and youths with intellectual disabilities.
Thank you to our wonderful staff who continue to do great work with the group, to help create friendships, offer a wide range of activities and provide skills sessions. The photos here show some of the many activities which have been enriching the group physically, mentally and socially.
Transitioning to Careerforce
Helping people transition to Careerforce* supported training in the health sector, is an example of one of our key values at CRC: whanaungatanga – working together.
“This includes wonderful work by CRC internal Careerforce assessors, Atlanta and Nina,” says Annie McNicol – CRC General Manager. “Congratulations also, to Bryce and Ruth, who have completed their Level 2 Careerforce programme, and Olivia who has also completed her level 3.”
*CRC helps with transitioning to Careerforce supported training on-the-job, for trainees to gain theoretical and practical skills, and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Remembering Te Tumu
In May, it will be a year since our much-loved Managing Director, Te Tumu Rolleston (Rolly), passed away. Te Tumu was there from the beginning of CRC – embodying our tikanga (values), leading with passion and a deep understanding of our people.
General Manager, Annie McNicol, reflects on the past year: “While it has been undeniably hard without him, we have such a passionate team – dedicated to their work and the people we support, that we’re committed to continuing on the pathway Te Tumu created.”
Thank you Te Tumu, for your legacy of providing support, care and kindness … And for instilling in us that we are a people-centred organisation, based on whānau.Te Waka Eke Noa – we are all in this together.