The Lifewise Trust

Organisation Details

We are passionate about making sure people with disabilities can live the best life possible. We work hard to make sure they understand the disability support they are entitled to, and that they know how to access and use that support. And we keep it simple.

We have a number of people in our team with lived experience of disability, including people with disabilities, a Pasifika Liaison, and parents with disabled children. Many people have told us we “get it” because we understand the day-to-day challenges of living with disability.

We believe that people are the experts in their own lives so it is critical that they are actively involved in putting together the plan for how they want to use their funding. We value people’s lived experience and want to hear feedback and ideas from the people we support, so we regularly ask for this when we review how they are going. This information helps us to make changes to what we do and how we work with people.

As an Individualised Funding (IF) host we support people across the wider Auckland area, and we advocate for them with the NASC (Taikura) as needed. We help people to manage their IF budget across the year, and keep them regularly informed of where their budget is at. We also know that people are juggling lots of responsibilities, so we work hard to get back to people quickly when they contact us.

We also support a number of disabled people to stay living in their own homes by providing Community Support Workers to help them with day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live as independently as possible.

We connect regularly with other providers to network and share ideas, and this directly benefits the people we support. We also present to community groups to get the word out about the availability of disability support.


Name: Rob Gill
Address: 227 Mt Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024
Phone: 09 623 7631

Disability Types

  • Age-Related Conditions
  • Brain Injury
  • Cognitive/Intellectual
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Mental Health
  • Multiple Diagnosis
  • Physical
  • Sensory
  • Visual Impairment


  • Auckland/Northland

Services Provided

  • Child/Youth
  • Home Support
  • Hosted Funding
  • Information Services
  • Pasifika
  • Respite