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The Ministry of Health have announced that the Guide to Community Engagement with People with Disabilities has been published on their website.

This guide was developed in collaboration with Disabled People's Organisations and provides practical tips to anyone wishing to engage with people with disabilities.

The purpose of the guide is to break down some of the barriers disabled people face, so that we can all benefit from their full participation in New Zealand society.


Enable New Zealand has had confirmation that the range of services it provides to disabled people on behalf of Ministry of Health will continue for at least a further three years from 1 April 2015.

The services include Equipment and Modification Services (EMS), Complex Housing, Assessor Accreditation and Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management (clinics and advisory service).

Scott Ambridge, General Manager of Enable New Zealand, said “we are delighted that the Ministry of Health has chosen to renew our contract for service provision”. “Enable New Zealand works very hard on the Ministry’s behalf to ensure people with disabilities receive timely equipment and modification services. We pride ourselves on our customer service and ensuring that available funds are spent in the most fiscally responsible way”, Mr Ambridge said.

Enable New Zealand is the largest provider of support services across the health, rehabilitation and disability sector for the provision of equipment, housing and vehicle modifications holding regional and national contracts with the Ministry of Health, ACC and District Health Boards. Enable New Zealand is an operating division of MidCentral District Health Board. Its head office is located in Palmerston North, with sites in Christchurch and Hamilton.

Disability Funding Information

This website provides information about Ministry of Health funding for environmental support services for disabled people.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please ask a question .

Additional disability related information is available on the 'Weka' website at

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