Welcome to IHC New Zealand

IHC will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with intellectual disabilities and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.

How is New Zealand doing for people with intellectual disabilities?

A new snapshot on quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities has found many still struggling for education, good health care and above all the ability to earn money. The findings stem from an IHC online survey in July 2017, which attracted more than 650 responses from intellectually disabled people, their families and sector workers.

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Committed to Supported Living

We are currently undertaking a review of our Supported Living so that we can make sure it is the best it can be before we grow this core IDEA Service in the years ahead.

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IHC pays tribute to former President Donald Beasley

IHC wishes to pay tribute to IHC New Zealand Life Member Donald Beasley and recognise his significant contribution to people with intellectual disabilities.


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Millennium & Copthorne Hotels support Take a break

The summer holidays are looking more cheerful for many families, thanks to IHC’s Take a break with us programme, funded by a Manawatu Trust and supported by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand.

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Things you might be interested in

IHC Careers

Are you looking for a career change? One that makes a difference? We are always looking for great people to join us. Check out IHC and IDEA Services' job vacancies.

IHC News

Read about IHC's latest news and events. You can sign up to the Hot Issues newsletter and read the latest Community Moves.


IHC members are very important to IHC. We want the support of all New Zealanders to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Careers at IHC

IHC is New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. Our Mission is at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community.

Our staff are dedicated and hardworking and every team member plays an important part in helping people with intellectual disability to achieve greater independence. A career with IHC can be very rewarding, fulfilling and challenging. We are focused on making sure that our staff receive the support that they need to do their jobs and that they have a healthy and safe work environment.

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Give today and make a difference

A large number of IHC’s programmes are not funded by government, so your donations are essential for us to carry out our work.