Transformed disability support system to begin in MidCentral

News article

26 April 2018

A new disability support system will be trialled in MidCentral, with roll-out on 1 October 2018. 

The Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Minister of Health, Hon Julie Anne Genter, made the announcement in Palmerston North.

The Ministry of Health has been working with disabled people and their whānau, along with other members of the disability sector and officials to co-design the different elements of the new disability support system.

Key features include access to Connectors, a straightforward process for accessing funding, capability funding for disabled people and whānau and greater system accountability to disabled people and their whānau.

It will be implemented on a ‘try, learn and adjust’ approach in the first year with changes made based on feedback from disabled people, their whānau, and others in the disability sector.

You can read the Cabinet paper, a summary, and frequently asked questions, along with other supporting documents on the Enabling Good Lives website.

Three women with disabilities standing in front of the Beehive.

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