We provide meaningful experiences

At Attainable we have adopted the view that people with disabilities should be provided the opportunity to do as much as they can rather than being assessed on the basis of what they cannot do.

While providing meaningful employment for a core of 50 employees with disabilities, we also coach and facilitate life skills enhancement for them and for a larger group of 80 people (service users) with disabilities who attend our Community Connections programmes so that the service users develop as much independence as possible and can advance toward living a full and meaningful life. The majority of our service users come from Papatoetoe, Otara, East Tamaki, Mt. Wellington, Panmure, Botany, Howick, Manurewa and Papakura to attend our service during the day.

Our discussions with Transition Coordinators who facilitate the transition of people with disabilities from school to tertiary services have also indicated a shortage of suitable service placements and this shortage will become more critical as pupils attending special schools reach the maximum age and are obliged to leave school. 

While maintaining our core activity of employing people with disabilities, the forward focus of the Trust’s strategy is to:


  • Cater to the demand by increasing the core number of service users and their extended families.
  • Extend our service provision to cater for a wider range of people with more severe disabilities.
  • Expand our service provision of community participation services for those for whom employment is not a chosen or viable option.
  • Empower people with disabilities to be fully active within the community at large.
  • Expand our services to include socially disadvantaged groups such as new immigrants, ethnic minorities, youth and those who experience social alienation.
  • Expand our delivery of core life skills enhancement modules
  • Expand our activities educating society about inclusion of people with disabilities. 

With your assistance and kind generosity we are able to provide support, facilities and skills to develop as much self-sufficiency as possible for people with disabilities, their families and other marginalised or disadvantaged groups within the community. In summary it provides people with disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills and the chance to interact with the wider community, allowing them to participate in a range of educational, social, recreational, employment and personal activities – things that most of us take for granted.

Get in Touch

To find out more details please call Nalini Bateriwala on 09 279 2615 or send her an email.

Attainable is a good place for Hannah to interact with others because she has a quiet life at home. We can see how she enjoys her Attainable Trust activities like swimming and cooking.