S.O.A.R. is a programme aimed to better understand and grow awareness and knowledge around working alongside whanau with disabilities and to appreciate more fully the service options and needs they have to live full, enriched lives.
Jack Lovett-Hurst leads this work and hosts a weekly radio show, runs a Facebook page, and facilitates group think-tank opportunities in which to hear the community voice.
S.O.A.R. With Jack is a weekly radio show on Radio Southland 96.4 FM. The show airs at 12.10pm every Wednesday and covers disability issues through Jack's interviews with local families, agencies, and individuals who help raise disability awareness.
We, the SOAR whanau group, are proud to announce we have developed a booklet reflecting our views and opinions for employers.
Everyone wants to feel like they have a sense of belonging and purpose in their lives, and we believe it is important that everyone, no matter what disability they may have, should be given a fair go.
We want employers to embrace us as they would anyone else, to be open-minded, to listen, to understand, and to support and trust. Most importantly, we do not wish to be treated differently to anyone else.
We want all people to be able to take flight and SOAR!
Check out the latest pics from the SOAR team here at Nga Kete!