• The Wilson Home Trust looks for a permanent Trust Manager

    The full job description is in Publications on this website.

    The job will be permanent, 30-40 hours per week – hours negotiable for the right person

    This is your chance to make a difference to physically disabled young people and their families across the upper North Island. This role is not for the fainthearted and will provide challenges along the way.

    The Wilson Home Trust applies its assets to providing care and rehabilitation to children/young persons with primarily physical disabilities and to provide respite and assistance to their families.

    The suitable applicant will have
    – At least five years operational management experience
    – Knowledge of the disability sector
    – Strong financial and computer literacy

    In exchange we will offer you the chance to take the Wilson Home Trust to the next level and make your mark in the public sector. This role will offer something different every day.

    To be considered for this position, please apply via Seek, searching for Trust Manager role.

    Closing date: Sunday 26th March 2017

    Interested applicants should apply via Seek https://www.seek.co.nz/job/33005583

  • Wilson Home Trust welcomes new Chair and Committee of Management members

    1 March 2017

    The Waitemata DHB Board (as Trustee of the Wilson Home Trust) is pleased to announce the appointments of Adina Halpern as chair and John Whitehead and Mark Campbell as new Committee of Management members.

    The Wilson Home Trust is fortunate to have individuals of such high calibre taking on these roles and is very grateful to those people in the community wishing to contribute.

    Adina’s strong sense of empathy and compassion is perfectly aligned with the values required to lead the day-to-day running of a charitable trust whose core function is to support children with disabilities and their families.

    She is committed to moving ahead with the survey of beneficiary families that seeks to ensure the future support the Trust provides is responsive to their contemporary needs.

    Read more…

Children and Families

We are a registered charitable trust (CC 21396) supporting children with disabilities and their families.
We are based on Auckland’s North Shore and support families living in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.


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We have gardens, rooms, hall and play space for families to use for meetings, activities and parties.


We provide grants to children and young people who have a physical disability, are younger than 22 years and live in the northern half of the North Island.

Our Story …

… started in 1937 when Mr & Mrs W R Wilson gifted their family home, and 13 acres of magnificent coastal gardens at Takapuna, for the benefit of children with disabilities and thier families.

Many people working together.

Our Trust team works alongside the Waitemata District Health Board, the Wilson Centre and the Ministry of Education’s Wilson School.

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