Hampton Downs MotorSport Park willingly supports four main charities which we respect and look forward to building a further partnership with them to the benefit of everyone involved. The following charities are associated with Hampton Downs through numerous channels like sponsored events, auctions, family event days and employment.
Brain Injury New Zealand
Brain Injury New Zealand (BIANZ) represents the regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. These regional associations provide education, advocacy, support and information to any person with a brain injury and their families and carers.
The regional Brain Injury Associations, through the liaison service, provide a range of practical assistance:
• Information and education for people with brain injury and their families so they can better understand the implications of the injury
• Support groups – check the times with your local association
• Specialist support groups that cater specifically for the needs of men, women or spouses and carers
• Assistance and advocacy support in liaising with ACC, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Work & Income and other government or associated agencies
• Information or assistance to obtain the appropriate professional help or service
• Various social activities are run throughout the year, for example, picnics, pot luck dinners and games evenings
• Through your regional association you may be able to access Outward Bound courses, camps and sponsored holiday accommodation
To get in touch with your local Brain Injury Association Liaison Officer, call 0800 272 464.
The Education Advisory Service was established by BIANZ with support from ACC to raise awareness of brain injury and promote prevention strategies. Currently, this service is a pilot and confined to the Auckland region, however it is planned to extend the service in 2008.
The Education Advisory Service offers free educational workshops to workplaces, organisations and community groups to provide:
• Information about brain injury – causes, symptoms, effects
• Information about support services available for individuals with a brain injury and their families
• Tips for reducing risk and preventing brain injury
Early intervention and understanding of the issues surrounding brain injury can make a crucial difference for the future of the affected individual, and help them to become an integrated member of your business, organisation or community group.
For more information, contact the Education Advisory Service on
09 414 5693 or 0508 1 BRAIN (0508 1 27246)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cure Kids seeks key partnerships with smart New Zealand organisations who can help us deliver our vision, to find cures for children with life-threatening illnesses through research.
We work very closely with New Zealand’s top researchers and Universities to ensure that the research funded is leading edge and, if successful, will help deliver our vision. Our partners appreciate that the research we fund covers many life-threatening diseases.
One of our main sources of fundraising is through strategic partnerships with New Zealand organisations – organisations that understand research and development, and have staff resources to help us and, in turn, we deliver great ‘soft’ benefits. Our brand is experiencing significant awareness and understanding in New Zealand through our research achievements, iconic events and media support.
Hampton Downs just south of Auckland and equally accessible from Hamilton, offers a range of opportunities to promote Hampton Downs to thousands of people and at the same time to have fun raising funds to help find positive outcomes for children who live with life threatening illnesses.
Prisoners Rehabilitation Society
Spring Hill Corrections Facility (SHCF) opened in 2007 and was the final and largest of the four new facilities built as part of the Regional Prisons Development Project. SHCF is a 650-bed male prison set on a 215 hectare site and has been purpose built to meet the rehabilitative needs of prisoners.
Reducing re-offending is critical if the Department is to meet its overriding objective of improving public safety.
Reducing re-offending means fewer offenders commit crime after completing their sentences – resulting in fewer victims, a reduction in the cost of crime and safer communities.
SHCF provides prisoners with a range of rehabilitation programmes and interventions that are designed to address the primary causes of their offending and prepare them for release.
The most intensive interventions are targeted at prisoners who are assessed as being a high risk of re-offending, that have severe needs that caused their offending and are motivated to make constructive changes in their lives.
Every prisoner entering SHCF receives a sentence plan which they are required to comply with.
The focus of the sentence plan is on reducing re-offending on release and is developed following an assessment of a prisoner's risk, needs and motivation.
This ensures they are placed on the most appropriate and timely programmes and interventions to address the underlying causes of their offending.
Rehabilitation programmes and interventions provided at SCHF fall into four main categories: motivational, cognitive-behavioural, employment and education, and reintegrative.
Prisoner employment, managed by Corrections Inmate Employment (CIE), plays an integral part in the rehabilitation of prisoners as it provides prisoners with essential work skills and habits.
The last prison census in 2003 found more than half of prisoners were not in paid employment prior to sentencing.
Prisoner employment increases the chance a prisoner will find sustainable work on release and research shows this will result in a decreased number of prisoners being reconvicted.
Spring Hill offers three main types of employment:
• internal self-sufficiency activities such as food preparation and laundry
• business-like industries including engineering workshops and construction
• Commercial work parties.
Prisoners are able to earn credits under the National Qualification Framework, allowing them to work towards qualifications whilst they are engaged in employment and training.
Minimum security prisoners who are nearing release may also be eligible to participate in Release to Work.
Release to Work is a form of temporary release that allows prisoners to be in paid work in the community.
It provides prisoners with a stable work record and the job is often carried on after a prisoner's release from prison.
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