Our social networking centres provide a supportive setting for people with an intellectual disability or recovering from a mental illness.


(mental health, intellectual disability)

Our social networking centres are relaxed and comfortable places where people with an intellectual disability or recovering from a mental illness can take part in vocational, recreational and social activities – or just come in for support and company.

The Apartment in Dunedin provides a relaxed and comfortable place for adults recovering from mental illness, while The Link Centre in Balclutha provides support for adults and youth with intellectual disabilities and adults recovering from mental illness. The Armitage in South Dunedin supports adults and youth with intellectual disabilities.

It can be complex to explain how referrals are made to Pact so please get in touch if you want to find out how to access our services. We’ll bend over backwards to help you. Even if you are not eligible for government-funded Pact support, we have other options, including paying for Pact services privately (see individually-funded services).

“The way this place is run is terrific. You get asked if you want to do this or that and it’s your decision. If you don’t want to do anything then so be it, but if you do want to have a go you can. That’s all you want – a chance.”
— Client from Pact’s Apartment social networking centre