Aspire Canterbury provides support and resources for independent living. They provide advice and contact information to assist disabled and older people and those who support them.
Aspire Canterbury Mobile is a free service to the community and takes information and products for easier living out into the greater Canterbury area. The mobile unit attends EXPOs and markets and is available to give presentations to retirement villages, health centres and community groups.
Aspire Canterbury is an agent for Discounted Taxi Fares Scheme ( TOTAL MOBILITY – Taxi Vouchers ) Direct line Ph3669093 (Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.30pm). ONLY provide discounted TAXI vouchers to people who are not eligible to join any other Total Mobility Agency in Christchurch AND who meet the criteria set by Environment Canterbury. A subscription is paid to join the scheme.
The Aspire Canterbury shop offers a range of products and equipment which support easier living and also operates a hire service:
Wheelchairs and ramps – $10.00 per day
-$20 per weekend
-$50 per week
-$120 per month
Walker hire – $20 per week
Portable folding ramp hire – 2ft,3ft,5ft – $20 per week.
Elbow crutches – $20
Weka (what everyone keeps asking about disability) is a Website developed by the NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres and Enable NZ – www.weka.net.nz