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.
A report on how NZ can have better digital technology for the health and disability sector
There's a plan to join up all health and disability information systems, so people can get the right care quickly and safely.
COVID-19 vaccine: identify which vaccine group you're in
Here's an online tool for working out which COVID-19 vaccination group you belong to and an overview of the vaccine roll out.
21 March is World Down Syndrome Day. We're helping raise awareness of Down Syndrome and the importance of diversity and inclusivity in our communities by sharing Katherine and Ann's story.
Check out this new transfer system for people with limited mobility
At our first hui of the year, we invited Hapai Transfer System to demonstrate Sit2Sit, a new patient lifter designed to make the transfer of people with limited mobility with ease and dignity.
Early KiwiSaver access allowed for some life-shortening conditions
The Government changed the KiwiSaver rules in 2019 so people with life-shortening congenital conditions can withdraw their savings early. The four conditions guaranteed early access are – down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Huntington’s disease and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.