How we do it
It all starts with a request for a needs assessment. You can apply for yourself, or someone else can do it for you. There’s a range of Ministry of Health supports and services out there and we’ll check if you can access them. We want to understand your disability needs and together we’ll create a pathway so you can live the best life possible for you.
An Action Plan to ensure disabled people and people with health conditions have an equal opportunity to access employment.
Our 2019 Year in Review
Our Year in Review captures last year's milestones and has us very optimistic as we plan and work for better engagement with our communities in 2020-2021.
Tofa Mamao website launch
This year the Tōfa Mamao Collective celebrates two years of advancing the voices of the Pacific Disability Community and their lived experiences. They mark the occasion by officially launching their website.
Changes to Funded Family Care 2020
Parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity. Pay rates for family carers will also increase from the current minimum wage to a pay equity rate of between $20.50 and $25.50.
The Health and Disability System Review - Final report
The Health and Disability System Review is here. The report states that disabled people have not been well-served by the existing health and disability system. It recommends what needs to change to ensure our future system achieves better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders.