Assisting Different Abilities Peoples Trust (ADAPT)

ADAPT strives to support developers and operators to deliver excellent lifestyle based outcomes to those with intellectual disabilities.
Our aspiration is to create new universal design led homes in co-living developments. We wish to create spaces that foster independence whilst using intuitive design to encourage connection with the community. We recognise that every one of us needs space to be alone but never lonely. A place to call home
A registered charitable trust, Assisting Different Abilities Peoples Trust (ADAPT), was born mid 2018. At inception ADAPT purchased two homes in Thames, which were already being used by ten individuals. Together with the assisted living service provider, ADAPT has been able to improve these homes and bring in universal design principles to ensure that they are more built for purpose- creating a more pleasant environment for the individuals living inside them.

Become a member

Membership Benefits

  • Voice of the sector: contribute to whole-of-sector policy positions
  • Conferences and training at a reduced member rate
  • Fortnightly e-bulletins sent directly to your inbox
  • Access to a members-only section on the CHA website
  • Participation in member surveys and forums
  • Access to the CHA quality assurance programme and training
  • Advance notices about new developments and initiatives.

The CHA Constitution sets out two categories of members – Full and Partner  these are defined below:

Full Membership

These are Iwi, Maori and Pacific Island and Community or voluntary housing organisations and groups which are either:

a) Providers of Community housing, or

b) Groups intending or seeking to become providers of Community- housing, or

c) Groups of residents/tenants of community housing, or

d) Groups which advocate for Community housing or residents of Community housing as part of their work.

The annual fee for Full Members is based on your organisation’s gross income:

1. Up to $1m, the fee is $500 +GST

2. From $1m to $5m the fee is $1,000 +GST

3. $5m and over the fee is $1,500 +GST per annum.

Partner Membership

These are individuals, local authorities, private development companies, and other private and public entities which invest, operate, own or develop affordable, Community and/or Social housing.

If you have a question about which category of membership you should apply for, please contact us to discuss.

The annual fee for Partner Member is fixed at $250 + GST per annum.

The membership year is from 1 Jan – 30 Dec.