How we do it
It all starts with you telling us how your day unfolds, where you need support and what can make life better. This is known as a 'needs assessment'. This means getting to know you, understanding you and enabling you to decide on how we support you. We can help you access a range of Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People supports and services and we can talk about your other needs too. Together we’ll create a pathway towards the best life possible for you. Send a referral now so we can start our journey together.
Our connectors/kaitūhono with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins at Mangere
Our team shared with the PM the mahi we have done onsite and across Civil Defence Centres in Tāmaki Makaurau over the past four days, supporting disabled people/tāngata whaikaha and their whānau with disability needs, and much more
Alt text: Our kaitūhono in neon orange hi-vis outfit having a kōrero with PM Chris Hipkins at the Mangere Leisure Centre.
We are available at Civil Defence Centres
We'll provide specialist disability support, advice, and more to disabled people and families staying at evacuation hubs.
Alt text: Matt at the Kelston CDC.
Needing flood support?
Flood support for disabled people, tāngata whaikaha and tagata sa'ilimalo.
Alt text: Image of person walking alongside their bicycle in flooded area.
How to use Carer Support and Individualised Funding during the holidays
Carer Support and Individualised Funding (IF) are great options to ensure the disabled person continues to receive support during the holidays.
Alt text: Graphic contains message 'How to use Carer Support and Individualised Funding during the holidays. You can use it just like any other time of the year to pay for disability-related supports.' Graphic contains image of a smiling teen wearing red sweater putting Christmas decorations.
Carer support claims cut off date 5 December
Message from Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People: Send your Carer Support claims by Monday 5 December 2022 so you can get your reimbursements before Christmas.
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Close down dates 2022
We will close for the festive season from Friday 23 December 2022 at 5pm. We will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2023. Read our FAQ on how to manage your supports during the festive season.
Alt text: A wreathe adorned with red pohutukawa and yellow kowhai flowers. A single tui is perched on it. The design contains the message: Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi mō te tau hou. Merry Christmas and Season’s greetings for the New Year.