Earthquake Updates




We at Avonside House Trust provide a a family-orientated and caring home based on Christian values for men with mild to moderate needs from young adulthood onwards. Here, they can develop independent social and living skills, and – if they wish – eventually go on to live in the wider community.

Recently Avonside House Trust obtained an Independent Living Contract from the Ministry of Health. We aim to help all our residents expand their skills while they are with us by providing a good quality of home-like accommodation, and supervision alongside practical vocational and social programmes.

We have two home bases, one at 2 Te Orewai Place in Avonside and the other at our new premises at 270-272 Gloucester Street. Our home meets ‘Lifemark’ standards. This means particular care has gone into the design stage with the aim being to enhance comfort and safety. Features include level entry to showers and extra space around beds to accommodate the needs of those with reduced mobility.

Avonside House Trust is governed by a Trust Board with daily operations the responsibility of the manager and team. As a charitable trust registered with the Charities Commission (Registration Number CC26929), Avonside House Trust is funded through contracts with the Ministry of Health and grants from community funding organisations.