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Crash survivor welcomes $2.3 million upgrade to dangerous intersection

Michael Still, aka Stan, of Timaru, is happy that $2.3 million will be pumped into upgrading the intersection where he was seriously injured more than two years ago, but believes it is an "ambulance at the bottom of the cliff" and education is the key. Please click the following link to read the full article.

Crash survivor welcomes 23-million upgrade

 

Annual Report 2019

Laura Fergusson Trust continues in its efforts to create a community in Canterbury where people with disabilities receive appropriate support and have the same opportunities as everyone else.

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Laura Fergusson Trust, the future is looking exciting. The original vision of ordinary life opportunities, expressed by Lady Laura Fergusson in 1979, stands relevant and aspirational today.

Please click the following link to download the Annual Report 2019

 

New Art Exhibition in Intensive Rehabilitation Unit

We have recently launched an Art Space in the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit. This space will showcase artwork from local artists with a history of lived experience of traumatic brain injury. The second artist, Hayden, is pictured here with his beautiful artwork.

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Group Services at LFT

Recently, the interdisciplinary clinical team at Laura Fergusson Trust initiated a variety of group and support services for individuals and their families after traumatic brain injury. Groups include topics such as making the most of your memory, communication competence and confidence, and family support. For more information, please see our Group Services link. 

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Living My Life Client Newsletter

Please see attached our most recent Living My Life Client Newsletter - this provides an update on programmes including Reconnect, Tas-Tech Woodwork, Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust and Art Metro. Living My Life (LML) is an ACC disability support contract that is all about providing clients with more choice and control over “where they go, what they do, where they live, and who with.”

Living My Life Client Newsletter

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Can Do Café opens its doors

  

Technology in Rehabilitation

The New Zealand Rehabilitation Association recently published a blog post written by clinical researcher, Dr Kristin Gozdzikowska, regarding the use of technology in rehabiliation. Read more on the NZRA Blog.

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Annual Report 2018

In 2018 we have expanded and enhanced a number of services including family peer support, high and complex needs community services, education and training for NGOs and other organisations, the introduction of our specialist wheelchair and seating clinic and extending our research into prison rehabilitation for young people with a brain injury. Please click the following link to download the Annual Report 2018

Education for Community Agencies: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in our Adult Population

The Laura Fergusson Trust is provides education for a variety of Community Agencies.

Please see our TBI Education & Training Page for more information