Community Living Trust

Organisation Details

Community Living has celebrated over 30 years of success in supporting people with disabilities to live their dreams through community connections.  Since its inception in 1989, Community Living has persistently sought innovative and diverse ways to respond to the individual needs of people with disabilities (including people with Intellectual disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, multiple disabilities, high & complex behaviours and offending histories) within their communities in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and greater Midland region.

Based in Hamilton, Community Living and its partners now support more than 700 individuals of all ages.

We support 150 people, 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year in individual homes and flats.  Community Living owns 39 houses and units and we rent some 35 – 40 flats from both Community Housing and private landlords, depending on needs.

We help around 130 whanau/families who have a family member with a disability living at home with them and have a range of supports including respite services to assist them.

We support 100 people to obtain real meaningful work or to gain the skills to enable them to get a job.

We provide specialist support such as therapy services across the region and protective services for people with a disability with an offending history.

Community Living employs more than 450 people in various part-time and full-time roles.  Irrespective of the nature of our roles or positions, we are all here to work in partnership with people with disabilities, their whanau/family and the broader community to facilitate each person living their dreams through community connections.


Name: Warren Herring
Address: 180 Collingwood St, PO Box 292, Hamilton 3240
Phone: 07 834 3700

Disability Types

  • Cognitive/Intellectual
  • Multiple Diagnosis


  • Lower North Island
  • Waikato

Services Provided

  • Assessment & Coordination
  • Child/Youth
  • Employment/Vocational/Training Support
  • Residential
  • Respite