We may be born with an impairment, acquire an impairment during our life or from injury.

As we age we encounter mobility, balance, stamina, sight and hearing challenges.

The following links will help connect you with information you may find helpful.

New Zealand Federation Disability Information Centres

Disability Information Service is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres.  For more details on the Federation and location of centres throughout New Zealand

http://www.nzfdic.org.nz/ (external link)

 

Ministry of Health Disability Services

The Ministry of Health website provides information and fact sheets on getting support.  And who to contact if you have a question about Ministry-funded disability support services or if you need to make a complaint.

http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/disability-services (external link)

 

New Zealand Disability Strategy (2016-2026) Office of Disability Issues

The New Zealand Disability Strategy guides the work of government agencies on disability issues from 2016 to 2026.   It can be used by individuals or organisations who want to learn more about things that are important to disabled people.

https://www.odi.govt.nz/nz-disability-strategy/ (external link)

 

Whāia Te Ao Mārama: The Māori Disability Action Plan 2012 - 2017

The aim of Whāia Te Ao Mārama is to:

  • establish priority areas of action to enable Māori disabled to achieve their aspirations. 
  • reduce barriers that may impede Māori disabled and their whānau from gaining better outcomes.

https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/whaia-te-ao-marama-maori-disability-action-plan-disability-support-services-2012-2017 (external link)

 

Faiva Ora 2016 - 2021 National Pasfika Disability Plan

Faiva Ora 2016–2021 sets out priority outcomes and actions to support and improve the lives of Pacific disabled people of all ages and their families.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the first United Nations human rights treaty of the 21st century. It does not create new rights for disabled people. Instead, it builds on conventional understandings of what is required to implement existing human rights as they relate to disabled people.

http://www.odi.govt.nz/united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/ (external link)