Learn more about how and why we do the work we do in communities, through the stories of some of the people we are privileged to support. 

Nathanel our Stories3

CCS Disability Actions’ new Community Support Coordinator Nathanael Sadlier, 23, relocated from Gisborne to Masterton to fulfil his goal of working with young people. Read more about Nathanael's story.


It’s only been a year since mathematical whizz Laurence Reeves, 26, of Tauriko, first set foot in CCS Disability Action’s Tauranga branch wanting support to find work and he’s already found a forward thinking design firm delighted to take him on. Read more about Laurence's story.

Robbie and Rii our stories2
Robbie and Rii

There might a bit of an age gap for Nelson flatmates Robbie, 46, and his nephew Rii, 23, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. Read more about Robbie and Rii's story.

Margaret Colqhoun Our stories2

“Not so long ago, I wouldn’t say boo to a grasshopper,” Margaret says, but a lot has happened recently to change both her living situation, as well as her belief in herself and her abilities. Read more about Margaret's story.

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Shannan Kohi is a man who has literally 'defied the odds'. From the time he was first born until today he's regularly been told by his doctors that he will not see his next birthday. While Shannan's physical health remains a central aspect of his life's story, at 39 years old, he is no longer defined by it. Read more about Shannan's story.

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At just 20 years old, Aleesha Kostyrko-Jones has landed her dream job. We share the steps she took to get there and find out what's next for this determined young woman. Read more about Aleesha's story.

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Heather wanted to work so she could afford to feed herself and her cat and have a bit left over to enjoy life. Having a job for the last two years has given her all that, and so much more – confidence, a sense of belonging and community, fitness and purpose. Here, Heather shares her story. Read more about Heather's story.

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