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.
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.
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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.
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'Down for Love' contributors wanted
Kia ora to our community. The producers of TVNZ's Down for Love has asked us to share this casting call with you. If you're interested to be part of their show, please contact them directly.
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Waiheke disability community hui 29 Oct
We're holding a disability community hui on Waiheke Island on 29 October and we'll be asking what can make life better for disabled people on Waiheke Island and their families.
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Transition Expo 2022
It was great to be part of this year’s Transition Expo, organised by Disability Connect. The expo connects young people to employment services, education and training providers, disability providers and government agencies.
Alt text: Two of our community engagement team members setting up our stall booth with Taikura Trust branded freebies like bags, hand sanitisers.