Disabled people participating in a series of workshops to create a high-level design for a new disability support system said they felt able to contribute in an equal way to the co-design process.
At the final workshop, there were comments that everybody worked in collaboration and partnership so power hadn’t sat with a single group or person, they liked the challenge of having crunchy discussions and there was now a clear vision on moving forward.
Leading the work is the Ministry of Health’s Sacha O’Dea.
The co-design group reviewed the updated high-level design and looked at the roadmap for work going forward, including:
- What needs to be done before this can be implemented in MidCentral?
- What policy and legislation needs to be changed?
- Who do we need to engage with across the sector and when?
- What and who do we need to communicate with?
- What do we need to do to support and manage the change with different groups (eg disabled people, whānau, providers, government agencies, NASCs, community)?
- What do we need to do to ensure people can continue to receive their current support during the transition if it meets their needs?
The high-level design will be presented to Cabinet early next month.
Find out more about the latest workshop: