About Us

We are an independent charity providing residential, rehabilitation, respite and recreational services for adults with physical or neurological impairments.

Our focus is on what our clients can do, not what they can’t do and we achieve this in a functional manner through engagement in real life activities.

We are a charitable organisation that has been a part of the Wellington Community for over 40 years.

Our Mission

The Laura Fergusson Trust provides opportunities for people with disabilities to pursue a supported and independent lifestyle

Our Vision

To build on our abilities

Our Story

The Laura Fergusson Trust was established to develop a positive support structure for young adults with disabilities who were residing in unsuitable institutional care.

The Wellington facility was built in 1976 to fulfill this need with the mandate of providing some assistance with day to day living while supporting the individual’s independence as much as possible.

The Trust is named after her Excellency Lady Fergusson, the wife of a former Governor General of New Zealand (later to become Lord and Lady Ballantrae). Their son, the Honorable Geordie Fergusson, is the National Trust’s patron.