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Why Te Whanau Kotahi?

Our Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty community child development services support children and young people with long term disabilities from birth to their 17th birthday. We recognise the importance of early intervention to support children and their families/whanau so priority is given to children from birth to their 6th birthday.

Te Whanau Kotahi offers services for children and young people who:
  • have physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities or a combination of these that is likely to continue for minimum of 6 months.
  • are at risk of developing such a disability or have developmental delay.
  • have Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • require whanau, family, caregiver and advocate associated support.
Our Community Trust offers support funded by the Ministry of Health to provide assistance for those within the above criteria, however we are more than happy to assist you find the appropriate service for your family’s needs. Please contact Te Whanau Kotahi anytime and one of our experienced team will be able to assist you.

Exclusions to our service are:
  • a disability is a result of an accident. (ACC Supported)
  • short-term acute illness with a rapid expected return to former wellness and function. (DHB)
  • surgical intervention for an acute need. (DHB)
  • palliative care and are terminally ill. (DHB/Hospice)
  • maintenance support rather than a multi disciplinary developmental programme. (DHB/GP)
  • therapy services provided by education. (GSE)
  • A.D.H.D. (DHB)
  • needs covered under another service specification
Our Vision
“Children and their families/whanau are valued and included in the social and economic fabric of our communities.”

Our Mission
For children to actively participate in everyday life.

For Family Services offered by Te Whanau Kotahi, click here
Read more about Te Whanau Kotahi Community Trust here

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