Pukeko Blue Ltd provides support and encouragement for our Service Users and we encourage them to be as independent as possible by being active and contributing members of their community.
We provide a safe environment to assist in their rehabilitation by helping them achieve wellness, recovery, stimulation, comfort and happiness while in our care.
Our Service Users are active participants in a variety of community programmes provided by other NGO’s, such as Delta, Skillwise, Step Ahead and Latnem House. Some are in gainful part time employment, and most participate in activities such as hip hop and exercise classes and going to the gym.
We take pride in providing 24/7 residential care with a team of on-call registered and enrolled nurses; available at all times to ensure the medical, mental and health needs of our Service Users are met, and we encourage families to engage and have a say in the care plans we provide.
Pukeko Blue Ltd encourages mental health recovery. We believe in a positive recovery process and support Service Users to manage optimal mental health and are committed to delivering consistently high standards of care for all our Service Users in an environment of respect, dignity, compassion and safety, and we strive to achieve the best outcomes for our Service User
In accordance with our Mission Statement, it is important that we provide a wide and varied programme of activities which can be tailored to enhance the health and wellbeing of each Service User under our care.
To that end, it is expected that every Service User is given assistance in completing a recreation profile which will identify likes and dislikes and afford a tailored programme of activities for the individual which should include physical and social activities that can enhance both health and wellbeing as well as provide a better quality of life.
Pukeko Blue Ltd utilise various non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in the community such as SkillWise, Te Awa, Step Ahead, Delta and Able Tours. We maintain a good working relationship with all NGO’s and actively encourage Service Users to attend, and where necessary transport to and from activities is provided.
Other activities we encourage our Service Users to participate in are walking, using the in-house gym equipment, bowls, skittles, and various board games. Staff at each house are encouraged to arrange a group lunch or picnic for Service Users. Group BBQ lunches at the park during the summer months are always popular with Service Users and staff.
Service Users and staff together choose and arrange day trips and outings for the house to go on. Some of the outings Service Users have been on have included: concerts, Orana Park, Motukarara Races, Diamond Harbour Ferry and the Willowbank – Ko Tane Experience.
It is our policy to ensure that every Service User has the opportunity to attend their choice of social activity, attend church, outings, go shopping and maintain contact with Family/Whanau in the community. This is achieved through providing each Pukeko Blue Ltd house with their own vehicle to use as and when required.
We aim to provide a good balance of group activities which build confidence and social skills as well as one-to-one activities which promote a therapeutic relationship between staff and Service Users.