Disability Support Services aims to maintain positive partnerships with providers it funds, to ensure achievement of the best possible outcomes for disabled people within the available funding.
To help do this the Disability Support Services Group within the Ministry of Health hosts a provider forum annually. The purpose of the forum is threefold:
- to update providers on Ministry activities and initiatives
- to update the Ministry on provider-led initiatives
- to give providers the opportunity to learn from each other about what improvement initiatives have worked well and the learnings that can be shared.