Staff for the new disability support system begin training in preparation for the launch

The Ministry of Health has been working collaboratively with disabled people, whānau and providers to create a prototype of the new disability support system, which will launch in MidCentral on 1 October this year.

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05 September 2018

The Ministry of Health has been working collaboratively with disabled people, whānau and providers to create a prototype of the new disability support system, which will launch in MidCentral on 1 October this year.

With under one month to go until the prototype is rolled out, the new Connectors/Kaitūhono have been appointed and they joined their colleagues from the Tari/System team for a powhiri in Palmerston North. The two teams are now participating in an induction and intensive training to get ready for the new system.

‘Getting the right people for the two teams is the critical part of being able to deliver on the transformed disability support system, so disabled people and families have more flexible options and greater decision-making over their support and lives’, says Ministry of Health’s Sacha O’Dea.

The baseline evaluation has also begun as 165 disabled people and whānau members are interviewed. People have been selected at random from everyone in MidCentral who’s currently accessing disability support.

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