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Disability Support

Through NZCare Disability, we provide high quality, support that’s right for you.

Our disability support services allow you to continue to be a part of their local community, keep in touch with family and friends, and do the things you enjoy.

We can offer support either in your own home, in your community, or in our residential services.

If you live in the MidCentral DHB area, the pilot of System Transformation/Mana Whaikaha means you have more choice than ever over the support you can receive.

Community support

If you choose to live in your own home, NZCare Disability will provide support so that you can live as independently as possible, and be part of your local community.

This may involve helping you to find and set up a flat, budgeting, and managing daily routines and personal support needs.

Residential services

If you choose one of our more than 120 residential homes, our well-trained team will support you to get to know your flatmates, go about your daily activities and be part of the running of your home.

To support any specific wishes or needs, we will work with you and your family/whānau or advocate, to create an individual service plan promoting your quality of life, wellbeing and independence.

Contact us to discuss your support needs.

How to access our disability support services

To access NZCare Disability services, you will need to be referred by your local Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service. The service is funded by the Ministry of Health and can be chosen as part of your support package.

Respite services

Our respite services support you to take an enjoyable, safe and supported break away from your usual environment.

This might include supporting you to do the activities you enjoy such as attending a sports game, providing support in your own home or a residential facility while your family is away, or helping you to gain new skills.

Huntington’s support

We offer a full range of living support options for people with Huntington’s disease and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Motor-neurone disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

We offer these services in dedicated residential facilities, or in your own home. We also offer respite services both in and out of the home.

We’re proud of the specialist nature of our service:

  • our support workers have specialist training and are largely dedicated to our Huntington’s and related neurological disorders service
  • we have close relationships with our local communities and are in regular contact with condition-specific associations and support networks
  • specialist advisory groups work with us and help to plan our service.

A key focus of our service is on supporting people to maintain their independence and continue to be involved in the community as much as possible, no matter how far their condition has progressed.

Download a brochure about our Huntington’s service.

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