What is Community Residential Living?

Our service


Click here to download our Community Residential Living brochure.


This service is available at the following locations:

Community Residential Living?

Community Residential Living is a disability support service for people with long-term physical, intellectual and/or sensory disabilities.

The support provided by this service helps a person to carry out everyday activities, including:

  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Daily personal cares
  • Household tasks such as laundry and housework
  • Learning new skills and having new experiences
  • Getting out and about and doing things in the community such as joining support groups and mixing with other people
  • Accessing community services such as doctors, dentists, hairdressers and banking services


Our service

Our goal is to provide an environment where individuals can live safely and participate in a community of choice with appropriate levels of care whilst maintaining control and the right to make personal choices.

Our service offers:

  • Experienced support staff
  • Accommodation in single rooms
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Dining room and TV room/lounge
  • Outdoor areas
  • Full meal service
  • Full linen service and access to shared laundry facilities
  • Access to a Nursing service
  • Promote access to local community-based activities
  • Promote access to activities, groups and outings

This service is available at our Auckland Regional Centre and Whangauni Regional Centre.

This service may be funded through the Ministry of Health (MOH), Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) or District Health Boards (DHBs).

We also offer a ‘fee for service’ option.

Acessing this service
Referrals for Community Residential Living can be made by your local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). For Auckland, this is Taikura Trust and for Whanganui, this is AccessAbility Whanganui. For more information visit the MOH website here.

These agencies are responsible for assessing and authorising the client’s support needs and providing assistance to the client and family when choosing a provider.

We also offer ‘fee for service’ for private or self referral clients.

Once we receive a referral we:

  • Arrange an initial interview and assessment conducted with the client/whānau/significant others in their family environment (or location of their choice)
  • Upon acceptance and admission to the service, we develop a comprehensive support plan with the client and their family/whānau/significant others, incorporating individual goals, needs, aspirations and interests

Click the button below to complete our referrals form or email us at info@lft.co.nz or call 0800 473 422.