Lovable: We provide meaningful experiences

We believe 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.

We provide employment for a core team of 50 employees with disabilities. We also coach and facilitate life skills enhancement for our employees and a larger group of 80 people (service users) with disabilities. Everyone participates in our Community Connections programmes, which helps to develop new levels of independence, so they can work towards 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.

All communities have Transition Coordinators who facilitate the transition of people with disabilities from school to tertiary services. They have indicated a shortage of suitable service placements which is becoming more critical as pupils attending special schools reach the maximum age and are obliged to leave the school system.

Naturally, within our operating confines, we are well-placed to help with short falls. But this is highly reliant on the generosity of our sponsors, employers and people like you

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 can provide support, facilities and skills to help people with disabilities develop as much self-sufficiency as possible, along with supporting their families and other marginalised or disadvantaged groups within the community.

We are here to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills and interact with the wider community. They can also 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.