John Taylor

John Taylor has specialised in disability support services for more than 30 years and has an MPhil (Distinction) in disabilities studies.

He is Executive Director of the supported living agency Community Connections, operating in the Manawatu and Horowhenua, and the Supported Employment Agency Emerge, in wider Wellington.

John has assisted with the establishment of three support agencies, a social enterprise, three provider umbrella groups and an advocacy agency for disabled people.

He was on the original Enabling Good Life (EGL) reference group and is on the EGL National Leadership group.

John has a desire to ensure disabled people and families direct and control the supports they use to assist them to live a life that works for them.  John has experienced, personally and professionally, the consequences of poorly aligned supports to needs and how well planned supports can enable people to live a good life, connected to their community.

John is married with five children and a dog, and enjoys cycling, sailing, kayaking, fishing and craft beer.



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