Ryder-Cheshire Foundation (Waikato) is a registered charitable trust which owns and oversees the operation of several wheel-chair friendly, accessible homes, purpose-built for the needs of people living with the effects of moderate to severe physical disabilities.
One of the homes is run as 24/7 care facility and the others are managed as independent flatting households.
Situated in St Andrews, Hamilton, the homes allow residents to achieve qualities of independence, care, companionship and accessibility within the local community. You don't need to use a wheelchair to live with us, but generally people have some sort of functional disability. Talk to us if you are unsure. The rents start at $150 per week for your own room, sharing a bathroom with one other person, ranging up to $190 for a room with its own ensuite and underfloor heating. All rents include reasonable power use and the grounds maintained. Each house is furnished and outfitted with modern appliances, except for the bedrooms, where people use their own beds and dressers etc.
Residents in each of the shared flatting houses sign a residency agreement between themselves and RCF while sourcing their own support people, if they need them, through the individual's choice of preferred service provider via the NASC agency.
The 24/7 managed care facility for residents with higher needs is run by NZ Care Group and referrals for this home are taken through Disability Support Link.
RCF run ads on the flatmates wanted section of Trademe for vacancies in the independent flatting homes. All the homes are non-smoking and sorry but we don't allow dogs. Other pets are negotiable and you will find the residents to be a fun and friendly bunch, with the occassional social outing and public event.
Text, call or send an email anytime if you have accommodation enquiries for yourself or a family member or friend. Enquiries from couples and small families are invited.
RCF welcome your enquiry and are always happy to provide advice and information where possible. While they don't yet have the facilities for respite care they can sometimes offer short term accommodation.