- About Disability Support Services
- New model for supporting disabled people
- Disability Sector Strategic Reference Group
- Māori disability support services
- Projects and programmes
- Contracting with us
- DSS operational policy
- Organisations and websites
- Intellectual Disability Act 2003
- Sleepover Settlement
- Research on bilateral cochlear implants
The Ministry’s aim is that disabled people are able to live in their homes and participate in their communities as other New Zealanders do.
This website includes information on the role of Disability Support Services within the Ministry of Health, the disability support services funded by the Ministry of Health, current projects and programmes and information for those contracting with us. It also provides some useful links to disability support services not funded by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health is one of a number of agencies providing support and services for disabled people.
If you would like more information about Disability Support Services or the disability support services we fund, please call 0800 373 664 or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a complaint about Disability Support Services or the disability support services we fund please call 0800 373 664 or email us on email@example.com.
22 November 2013: Issue 51 of the Disability Support Services e-newsletter released
22 October 2013: DSS Pricing Programme / Principles Workshops
19 August 2013: Issue 50 of the Disability Support Services newsletter released
In this section
- Disability Support Services is responsible for the planning and funding of disability support services, and administers the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003. Read more
- Disabled people want a good life and more choice and control over support they receive. The Ministry has developed a new model for disability support services. Read more
- This group has been established to provide an inclusive forum where key stakeholders can discuss strategic disability issues and identify opportunities for improvement. It will meet six-monthly and a summary of the meetings will be made available. Read more
- A number of Māori provider organisations offer services for Māori who have a disability, and have services specifically for Māori. Read more
- Key programmes and projects that Disability Support Services is currently working on. Read more
- Disability Support Services funds a range of services through contracted providers such as district health boards, charitable trusts, private providers, and non-government organisations. Read more
- Details about DSS operational policy, including the policy for the exceptional circumstances when a Community Residential Support Service Provider requests the exit of a service user. Read more
- Publications relating to disability and disability services in New Zealand. Read more
- A newsletter providing updates for the health and disability sector on the work of Disability Support Services. Read more
- Useful links relating to disability services in New Zealand. Read more
- Disability Support Services funds services to support the administration of the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003. It provides services for people under compulsory care orders, and people with an intellectual disability who require intensive services. Read more
- This section provides regular updates and information on the Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Act 2011. Read more
- Research into the benefits of giving children bilateral cochlear implants is ongoing. This page has information on the current evidence and the Ministry’s policy of funding unilateral cochlear implants. Read more
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