Spinal Support NZ endeavours to empower and support people with a spinal cord injury or impairment (SCI) to optimise their health and well-being.
To educate and enable people with SCI and their whānau, to access the necessary supports and services to live well and have equal opportunities to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of the community.
- We endeavour to understand, anticipate and respond to the needs and expectations of people with SCI
- We recognise and support the importance of whānau in the rehabilitation, development and ongoing wellness of those with SCI
- We provide information and resources to people in NZ with SCI.
- We provide a team of Peer volunteers and employees to share their experience and knowledge of SCI
- We are committed to honour and develop mutual relationships between the parties of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- We consult and engage with relevant community and government organisations to deliver high quality services.
- We safeguard the privacy of those we support and respect their culture, values and beliefs
- We uphold the highest standards and demonstrate responsible management of our available funds.
A brief history and introduction to Spinal Support NZ
Spinal Support NZ originally TASC was founded in 1991 by a group of high level spinal injured people. TASC gradually evolved into the present organization. Spinal Support NZ and became a registered charity in 2008 (CC23064) and has built up a vast network of volunteers. These volunteers have various experiences and are able to offer moral support, advice and information to patients in the Auckland Rehab Spinal Unit.
Spinal Support NZ covers the same geographical area as the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, from New Plymouth, Taupo, across to the Eastern Bay of Plenty, up to Cape Reinga.
Spinal Support NZ is governed by a committee. They meet several times each year to advise and give direction to Society.
Some Committee Members