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January 19 2016 - Update

New Equipment and Housing Pamphlets Resource available on Ministry of Health website

The Ministry of Health has updated the information on Equipment and Housing modifications on its website. The updated information can be found at the following link:

Also available are a series of pamphlets designed as an information resource for disabled people and approved assessors to use.

Pamphlets are available on:

  • Modifying Your Home; Level Access Showers
  • Modifying Your Home; Stair Lifts
  • Modifying Your Home; Platform Lifts
  • Modifying Your Home; Outdoor Ramps
  • Modifying Your Home; Doors and Walls
  • Modifying Your Home; Building Consent
  • Modifying Your Home; Cost Contribution
  • Modifying Your Home; Income and Cash Asset Test for Housing Modifications
  • Modifying Your Home; Part Payment towards Ministry of Health Funded Housing Modifications
  • Low-cost Equipment

The pamphlets were written in consultation with EMS Advisors and Occupational Therapists through Occupational Therapy New Zealand.

Thank you to all who contributed and I hope they are a useful resource.

Kathryn Hall
Development Manager
Service Access Team
Disability Support Services
Ministry of Health

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