Our Services

Laura Fergusson Trust (LFT) provides residential, respite and community support for adults with a physical disability. We have been providing these services for over 40 years from our base in Lower Hutt. We have an extensive team of skilled support staff and allied health professionals that are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives by focusing on our clients’ strengths and abilities, (looking for what people can do instead of what they may be unable to do).

Along with our residential service we also offer a number of specifically designed group programmes for the wider disability community. These sessions are run from our site in Lower Hutt offering meaningful and fun activities within a safe environment.

Community Residential Living

LFT holds contracts for the provision of adult physical disability residential support with the MoH and ACC. Access to this support is via referral through one of these agencies.

Our facilities are designed to encourage independence and a sense of ‘being at home’. Our residential services include provision of personal cares, support and access to a range of community and recreational activities.

Community Rehabilitation

LFT also provides support to clients in the community focusing on goal achievement and personal development within the individual’s own environment. Support is functional, inclusive and based on real life activities. Access to this support is via referral through ACC and the MoH.

Group Programmes for the Disability Community

Along with our residential service we also offer a number of specifically designed group programmes for the wider disability community. These sessions are run from our site in Lower Hutt offering meaningful and fun activities within a safe environment.

Referrals

Access to our residential, respite and community rehabilitation services requires referral from either the MoH via the local NASC or from ACC.

If you are interested in joining one of the group programmes for the disability community please get in direct contact with us.

Respite

Laura Fergusson Trust Wellington offers short term respite care for adults with physical disability. Clients supported in our respite care are offered the opportunity to be included in the activities of the residential service.

Gymnasium

Laura Fergusson has a specialised gym facility on site for people with physical disabilities. It has a variety of equipment and is overseen by an experienced physio assistant. Programmes are tailored to the individual and can be developed with specific goals in mind.