Enhancing the well-being of all people in the Upper Coromandel Peninsula.
Starting in 1994 with a focus on disability issues, the Coromandel Independent Living Trust (or CILT) has become a broad-based community services provider for the Upper Coromandel Peninsula. We were the first organisation in the Waikato to sign an integrated contract with Government. We belong to six national federations/associations and operate a range of essential services under a community development model, where services are provided in response to need.
To respond to need by working collectively with others to strengthen our community.
CILT provides a broad range of community services. Aimed at strengthening the community and enhancing the wellbeing of all people in the upper Coromandel.
From modest beginnings in December 1994 the Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT), has become an integral and much valued part of life in the upper Coromandel. Although when it was first set up the trust focused on providing services for people with disabilities, its range of offerings has since become much broader. CILT is now an innovative Charitable Trust working collectively for the community in the disability, housing & education sectors. The current focus is on providing education, training and employment opportunities, and supporting those less advantaged to get involved with, and claim their place in, the community.
CILT’s community services operate from the following locations. Please click the heading for more info on what each location offers.
Tiki House – The Resource Centre
A busy ‘one stop shop’ for residents in the heart of Coromandel Town, providing information on health and disability services, funding to enable people to attend hospital appointments, and rooms for hire.
Also with video conferencing facilities, free internet access, and friendly staff to help you out.
Artists in the Making
A lively art studio in Whitianga, where participants in the programme create beautiful works of art – mosaics, paintings, and more.
“The Goldmine’ Re-Use Centre, and Coromandel Refuse Transfer Station
The ‘Goldmine’ Re-use Centre is in initiative aimed at reducing the amount of waste going into landfill.
The Work Co-op Coromandel
Operating out of a villa on Wharf Road in Coromandel Town, The Work Co-op is run like a big whanau where everyone supports each other to set and achieve goals. The programme supports people within the township and remote outlying areas who have a disability. We also support probation clients to complete their community service hours and safely reintegrate into the community, as well as helping youth to transition from school into employment and training.