Amazing Organisations

Here is a list of amazing organisations that for one or more reasons could be very useful to you.

Able Thrive – Curated Disability Content

Find SCI specific content curated from people, organisations and hospitals all over the world

Be. Accessible

Imagine a world where every person, building and community is truly accessible.  That world is what Be. Accessible has set out to create.

2 Spinal Rehabilitation Units in New Zealand

The Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.

There are two spinal rehabilitation units in New Zealand. Click here for details :

Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit – The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU) is a regional spinal injury service which provides comprehensive care for people with a spinal cord injury from the central north island to the far north of NZ.

Burwood Spinal Unit (Christchurch) – The Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.

Carers New Zealand

If you are a carer  we think Carers New Zealand do an awesome job informing and supporting the carers of New Zealand

Computers for Special Needs Trust

An organisation that loans computers to people with special needs in the Canterbury, Nelson and Marlborough region of NZ

Continence NZ

Continence NZ is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with bladder and bowel incontinence.

Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

The Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust is a not-for-profit organisation tasked with providing EEO information and tools to employers and raising awareness of diversity issues in New Zealand workplaces

Life Unlimited – Living Independance for everyone

Life Unlimited is a charitable trust working in Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua,and Gisborne offering  a multitude of health and disability services, advice and equipment so you can live the life you choose.

Live Life to The Fullest

John Marrable lives his life to the fullest’ and hopes to inspire others to do the same!  Black Belt in Karate while living life in a wheelchair? Why not!

NZ Disability Support Network

NZDSN is an incorporated society of member organisations which provides support to disabled people.

NZ Rugby Foundation

The New Zealand Rugby Foundation assists New Zealanders who sustain spinal cord injuries during rugby with legal assistance, personal counselling, education, sports and arts, home and garden maintenance, business start-up assistance, technology, and VIP ( very injured players) group activities.

NZ Tourism Guide – Accessible Accommodation in NZ

New Zealand accessible accommodation is best suited for those using wheelchairs, parents with pushchairs, seniors, or people with impaired mobility, sight or hearing. Before making a booking, confirm with the establishment the particular details of the facilities and features you require are catered for.

Parafed’s in New Zealand

Being physically active is very important for health and well being and especially if you have an SCI. There are numerous Parafed Organisations throughout New Zealand whose goal is to get you active through sport and recreation.

Sailability Auckland

Our aim is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to sail in safety and to experience adventure and freedom – building mobility, self confidence and pride through achievement”.

We have sailing programs suitable for almost anyone regardless of the level of their disability or sailing skills. The yachts we use for our programs have many safety features including weighted centre boards / keels ensuring the boats are virtually impossible to capsize.

Many of our members have competed in sailing events around the world and we currently have six members campaigning to represent New Zealand at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in all three Paralympic classes. Others just want to have fun on the water and enjoy the freedom sailing can offer.


TASC is “The  Association  for  Spinal Concerns” and is  an Auckland based non-profit organisation assisting in the rehabilitation of spinal patients. TASC are great friends of ours and are  known  as  the  “Buddy  Organisation” to those in the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.

The NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres

The NZFDIC represents the Disability Information Services/Centres across New Zealand and you can connect to any of the 26 services from the website.

The New Zealand Spinal Trust offer this page to the SCI Community as a service only and is not suggesting these suppliers are preferred in any way. If you have a business who provides products or services to the SCI Community and wish to be added to this page please contact

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