IRIS was born out of the Cerebral Palsy Society, an organisation created over 50 years ago by a group of parents driven to action by the lack of services and support available to children with Cerebral Palsy.
IRIS has grown and developed to offer a diverse range of services to people affected by Cerebral Palsy and other physical or intellectual disabilities, injury and health concerns.
Equipped with skilled staff, best practice models and the latest technology, IRIS works in partnership with people, their families and their communities to help people be 'the very best you can be'.
To find out more information about Cerebral Palsy go to the CPS website at www.cpsoc.org.nz
Our vision - Seeing beyond and unlocking the potential
Our purpose – to be 'the very best you can be'
We are driven by the courage and persistence of people, who have to deal with the challenges of disability, health concerns or injury each day. They are an inspiration to us and keep us focused on our purpose - to assist people to be 'the very best you can be’. A life that is full of vibrant relationships, friendships and experiences that are rich with the activities and emotions of a completely ordinary life.
Our values Leadership: Stand up and stand out
Strive to be innovative, to champion new ideas, ways and practices. Be prepared to stand out and to lead, to speak up about what we think is important – both on our own and alongside others. Expertise: More knowledge, more power to our people
Expertise is required to offer and experience life changing services. This means building the knowledge and expertise of our staff, and also of the people that use our services. Relationships: Professional and also friendly
People should experience service through relationships that are professional, respectful, supportive and also about having fun. Willingness: Will do - can do
Our willingness to support makes us responsive, always seeking to find a way, to be open and transparent in everything we do. Accountability: People do what they are expected to do
We are responsible for our actions by being accountable to clients and each other, the shareholder and business partners.