WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust supports people who have a cognitive impairment and who are at risk of going missing. We work with all age groups and cognitive impairments e.g. Dementia, Autism, Brain injury, etc. WanderSearch supply radio frequency devices that can be worn by the individual and allow them to be found quickly by NZ Police and Land Search and Rescue should they go missing.
WanderSearch provides peace of mind for the person using the device and their family/whanau, friends and caregivers that should they go missing there are methods to assist in locating them quickly. This supports people living and participating with freedom in their communities.
People who use a WanderSearch device are found much faster compared to people without any sort of location device. For people who have frail health or who can be unaware of environmental hazards the time taken to locate them can be critical.
WanderSearch Canterbury strongly believes that income should not be a barrier to receiving this vital support which is why we supply devices on a loan basis. Our Device Loan Bank is funded through philanthropic organisations and our delivery is through dedicated WanderSearch Canterbury volunteers.
All donations towards this service are greatly appreciated.