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Government Agencies

Ministry of Health http://www.moh.govt.nz

The Government's principal agent and advisor on health and disability. It develops policy advice for the Government on health and disability issues, administers health regulations and legislation, funds health and disability support services, plans and maintains nationwide frameworks and specifications of services, monitors sector performance and provides information to the wider health and disability sector and the public.

Work and Income New Zealand http://www.workandincome.govt.nz

House Modification Funding is a payment which helps someone pay for changes to their home because they or their child have a disability. You can only get House Modification Funding if you are assessed as needing the house modification. The Ministry of Health makes this decision. This information is a guide only. Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.

Service Providers

Enable New Zealand http://www.enable.co.nz

A multi-service organisation, assists people with disabilities and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations. Enable New Zealand administers the budget for people with disabilities for the provision of equipment, housing, vehicle grants and vehicle modifications for the Hamilton, Wellington and South localities of the Disability Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health.

Accessable http://www.accessable.co.nz/

Is the company that administers the budget for people with disabilities for the provision of equipment, housing, vehicle grants and vehicle modifications for the Auckland locality (includes Northland) of the Disability Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health.

Information Services

Enable Information http://www.weka.net.nz

This national generic disability enquiry service is available to disabled people, their families, whanau and caregivers and health professionals. This service provides disability related information which is free, user friendly, accurate and up to date

The service can be accessed by:

  • CallFree - 0800 17 1981
  • Email - info@enable.co.nz
  • Dropping into our Palmerston North office - 69 Malden Street, Palmerston North.

Or through the following websites:

Residential Care Line http://www.adhb.govt.nz/rcline

This site aims to help people aged 65 years and over, their family / whanau, or carers who are considering rest home or long stay hospital care, or who are already in care. Residential Care Line is a national service.

Your Rights

The Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of health and disability services concumer's rights)

http://www.hdc.org.nz/media/24833/brochure-code-white.pdf

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