Apply for residency

There are nine specially designed houses on the complex accommodating a total of 35 residents.

  • There are two 2 bedroom houses
  • There is one 3 bedroom house
  • There are three 4 bedroom houses
  • There is two 5 bedroom house
  • There is one 6 bedroom house

All rooms are fitted with an emergency call bell system. Each resident has his or her own bedroom with shared bathroom facilities. Each house has its own kitchen, dining / lounge and laundry areas. The community Thaine Hall has two Internet connected computers for resident use, large screen TV and a stereo system.

Who Is Eligible To Apply For Residency?

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu services are available to adults less than 65 years of age in the community with an identified need for the type of services the Foundation is contracted to provide. The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu is committed to the provision of timely, competent and appropriate care for people with disabilities who require residential care. Our facility is well resourced with appropriate equipment to carry out care requirements as per legislation / Ministry of Health / ACC Contractual requirements.

For A.C.C. clients:

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu has a contract with A.C.C. to provide residential services to A.C.C. clients assessed at either level R.R.S. 1, R.R.S. 2. And R.R.S.3.

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu requires a referral from the client’s Case Manager and information to ascertain that the client will fall within the boundaries of level 1, 2 or 3

Relevant recent assessment reports will be required from:

  • Medical
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Psychologist

To ascertain suitability for our service prospective clients are encouraged to visit the complex and meet with management and staff to discuss the services we are able to provide.

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu does not maintain a waiting list in the conventional sense. When a vacancy arises within one of our nine houses we consider the client’s compatibility with the existing flatmates when making a decision to offer a room.

Payment for services provided for the client is made by A.C.C. each month directly to The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu.
To view the agreement for the Provision of Accommodation and Individual Support Services at The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu click here.

For Clients on Invalid’s Benefit:

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu requires a referral from the client’s NASQ Case Manager and information to ascertain that The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu has a contract with the Ministry of Health to provide residential care services to those clients who have been assessed as having a physical disability, are aged less than 65 years, and have been assessed by their local NASQ agency as having a Support Needs Level between 3 and 5. the client will fall within the boundaries of SNL 3 and 5.

Relevant recent assessment reports will be required from:

  • Medical
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Psychologist

To ascertain suitability for our service prospective clients are encouraged to visit the complex and meet with management and staff to discuss the services we are able to provide.

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu is able to offer Respite Care services for short stays. This option is useful for both prospective clients to come and experience life within our complex.

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu does not maintain a waiting list in the conventional sense. When a vacancy arises within one of our nine houses we consider the client’s compatibility with the existing flatmates when making a decision to offer a room.

The cost of accommodation and support is set by the Ministry of Health. This payment is direct debited to the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu from the Central Payment Office and WINZ. Your personal allowance is paid from WINZ directly into your personal bank account.

To view the Agreement for the Provision of Accommodation and Individual Support Services at The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu, click here.

Becoming a Resident

We welcome enquiries from prospective new residents. Please contact our Service Manager, Linda Parata.

ACC clients – your ACC Case Manager needs to contact us.

Ministry of Health / WINZ – Invalid’s Benefit Clients – Contact your local NASQ agency for an assessment to ascertain your need for residential care.

Click here to download residential Care application form

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions of comments.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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