The Salvation Army has 283 independent living units (ILUs) throughout New Zealand.
These units provide an essential service for the low income elderly. If you or a family member is an older person in need, please read this page to find out more about applying for one of these units.
The units are supplied with:
- floor coverings -- carpet and vinyl
- drapes and curtains
- television aerial -- but not TV set
- bench top electric stove with range hood and wall oven (where applicable)
- heat pump (where applicable)
- one drawer dishwasher (where applicable)
You will need to supply:
- microwave oven
- washing machine and drier
- your own furniture and household appliances
- rubbish bin
Units are one or two bedroom with built-in wardrobes, lounge/dining room, kitchen with pantry cupboard and space for a refrigerator and microwave oven, bathroom with vanity unit shower, toilet and wash-hand basin. In addition there is a hot water cupboard and a small storeroom outside. Each unit has its own clothes line.
> Download the Independent Living Units Information Sheet for Applicants (PDF, 28KB)
The conditions of tenancy in a ILU
- ILUs are rented to independent tenants only. However, you may use services such as: cleaning, showering, shopping, meals on wheels, etc. if needed. You might use your ILU as an intermediary step before going into full-time care.
- You're expected to keep your unit (including your outside area and gardens) clean and tidy.
- You may not alter any part of the interior or exterior of the unit. Building storage and garden sheds or carports is also not allowed.
- Pets are limited to caged birds, fish and only one cat.
- No parking is permitted on the lawns.