About Aspire Canterbury

Aspire Canterbury was first established in the early 1980s (previously called The Disabled Persons Centre) when the Disabled Persons Resource Centre and the Disabled Living Centre merged.

Situated in an old school on Worcester St close to the heart of Christchurch, the organisation has since grown to become a key part of the Christchurch disabled community. We provide a supportive environment for like-minded organisations to work collaboratively, and for all people affected by a disability to explore, discover, and access tools and resources to enable them to live positively in their community.

Learn about our Aspire Canterbury team.

About Aspire CanterburyAbout Aspire Canterbury

Other organisations on site

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Society

Offers professional support, information and education for people with, and those providing care for people with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s. The team is highly regarded in professional circles, locally and nationally as a resource for evidence-based practice in assisting people to maximise their independence and quality of life whilst living with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s.

Dementia Canterbury

The team at Dementia Canterbury provides professional social work support, education, group support and volunteer assistance for the Christchurch, and West Coast dementia community, including their carers, family and whanau.

Pain Action in New Zealand

PAINZ is a patient-powered support group working to improve the quality of life for pain sufferers in New Zealand since 1985, by providing services such as educational resources, supportive meetings, telephone support, and outings and activities.


Paraloan is a charitable trust that provides financial assistance for people with physical disabilities, providing low interest loans for housing, a vehicle, self-employment or another purpose (eligibility criteria applies).

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