People with disabilities, like everyone else, wish to live as normally as possible in the privacy of their own homes where they can plan their lives and make their own decisions.

The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu is an established residential complex in Palmerston North where physical care is provided but does not dominate daily living, rather it provides people with the support they need to play a part in their community.

The complex is situated in a well developed residential area, with easy access to suburban shops, bus route and other amenities.

There are nine specially designed houses on the complex for residents with a variety of physical disabilities - both congenital and those resulting from traumatic brain injury. We are able to provide care for a range of levels - from highly dependant to those who are able to live in a flatting situation where with daily staff supervision and/or assistance they can prepare for the day when they might become independant and choose to live elsewhere in the community. There is also provision for short stays, for respite care.