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 Ministry of Health 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.
2021 festive season closure dates
We will close for the festive season from Friday 24 December 2021 at 12 noon. We will re-open on Wednesday 5 January 2022. Read our frequently asked questions on how you can manage your services during the holidays.
Disabled Māori undecided about getting the vaccine-- get vaccinated!
"If you're scared, just close your eyes and count to five, and before you know it's over." Wise words from Lauren for those who are concerned about getting the vaccine.
Lauren is one of the people supported by Te Roopu Taurima and they recently launched ‘Werohia mō to whanau/Do it for your whānau’ campaign aimed at raising awareness for disabled people and their carers/whānau on the importance of getting vaccinated.
3 December is International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Today we wear purple to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is, “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” We look forward to continue playing our part. Learn how we supported tāngata whaikaha in Tāmaki Makaurau throughout the pandemic, our successes and plans for beyond.
How was your COVID-19 testing experience?
Regular testing for COVID-19 is part of everyday life now, and you have a chance to tell the Ministry of Health what was good about your testing experience and what could be better. Survey closes on 16 December and will only take around 5 minutes to complete.
Live Facebook event for the disability community: What's concerning you most about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Do you have any questions about how the COVID-19 vaccine interacts with certain medications or medical condition? What are the barriers preventing you from getting vaccinated? This live Facebook event for the disability community is designed to help you make an informed decision about the vaccine. Send us your questions now so a panel of experts can help you with your journey.