The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu is a charitable organisation located at 112 - 116 Te Awe Awe Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North. It was established in 1979 to develop a positive support structure for people with a physical disability. It is an independent and charitable organisation whose single and dedicated purpose is to ensure people with physical disabilities live as full and active lives as possible. Whether physically disabled from birth, by accident or illness, adults coming under the care of the Foundation are provided with accommodation, care and support to develop skills, gain confidence and a sufficient level of independence to reach their full potential and enjoy a quality of life.
Executive Director: Ligi Tufa
Service Manager: Elizabeth Cole
A Board of Trustees is responsible for the guidance and governance of the Foundation.
The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu Board of Trustees
Current list as follows:
Chairperson: Bruce Andrews
To provide a Home or Homes with the necessary facilities and staff for the care of chronic and permanently disabled people irrespective of race and creed, this shall be: