Te Whare Poipoi

Te Whare Poipoi provides planned respite for children and young people who have high and complex physical care needs.

Te Whare Poipoi is a four bedroom family-friendly home that is available for planned respite and breaks. The team at the whare have been carefully selected for their qualities, skills and experience, and are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for children and young people.

The service is available for children and young people (aged 0 to 16 years) who have high and complex physical care needs - and is funded by the Ministry of Health.

Te Whare Poipoi offers:

  • A large family-friendly home that is fully accessible
  • 24 hour care, 7 days a week
  • Outdoor play equipment, within a fenced section
  • Activities like arts, crafts, music and tactile play
  • Opportunity to join in with activities in the community, such as the library, gyms, parks and aquatic centre
  • A van with a chair hoist

All children and young people that stay at the whare have a care plan which is developed with parents. Te Whare Poipoi staff can visit you at your home to meet your family and learn about your child’s needs and interests.

Contact us

If you are interested in finding out more about Te Whare Poipoi, call us on: 07 854 8925.

To use the service you wil need to be referred by Disability Support Link in Waikato, or by Support Net— Kupenga Hao I te Ora in the Bay of Plenty.

Parents, caregivers and children are welcome to visit Te Whare Poipoi by arrangement.