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.
The 36th America's Cup and accessibility
The most exciting water race in the world is finally on our own shores. Here are some information about accessibility at the 36th America's Cup race and events, so you can plan ahead and join in the fun.
Activities and programmes for young people with disabilities
The school holidays are upon us! During this time, we often hear families ask what they might be able to spend their Carer Support on. So, we have created a list of various activities and things that your loved one might be interested in participating in.
Our Te Kaa journey
Some of our people in leadership and specialist roles recently completed an intensive 5-day Māori cultural competency course facilitated by Te Kaa. The workshop complements our other initiatives to engage with tangata whenua in a meaningful way, and strategically look for opportunities to create better outcomes for our indigenous people.
Hearing aid fund and care packages
Hearing aid fund is now open for applications. The National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing is giving away 100 grants in 2021, and each successful applicant will receive up to $500 towards their new hearing aids.
Listening with understanding
Did you know that our needs assessment can take more than one hour to complete? And within that time, our employees need to listen to what people are saying and not saying. But is just listening ever enough?