Greenways Trust is a registered charitable trust which was set up in 1992 to provide a residential support for people with intellectual disabilities. The trust owns 3 residential houses within Dargaville and leases a 4th house with attached flat. We aim to provide homes that are as close to family living as possible. Our dedicated Residential staff can support up to 22 people across our 4 houses. The Trust is contracted and funded by Whaikaha (Ministry for Disabled People) to provide residential support and the Ministry of Social Development for vocational services.
At our firewood processing depot, we have a separate team of supervisors that support those who work there. The depot processes bulk firewood, Firestarter, mulch, and wood chip. We also have a wood working department. In this space, a number of chopping boards and wooden utensils are produced, these are sold in local businesses, at our depot and you can also purchase items online. There are plenty of opportunities for people to learn skills and develop in our work environment.
Out of firewood season, the depot team work is focused around section clearing and basic landscaping. At the end of 2022, a nursery was established to propagate seedlings for growing in our own garden beds to enhance the meals at our tables, and to sell to the public.
Support is provided for individuals wanting to pursue different employment opportunities within our local community. We are grateful to local businesses including Delta Kumara, Kaipara Refuse and Wades Concrete for their support.