Your Life, Your Future, Your Choice

The Government’s Mana Whaikaha, is a new mode for providing disability services, in the Mid-Central region. An evaluation of the model is underway, and once complete it is anticipated it is a model that will be rolled out further across the country.This gives people like you, and your family/whānau, the chance to choose and design the support that’s right for you or your loved one. You won’t have to make changes, but the option will be there.NZ Care Disability can bring you the very best health, disability and psychological support in your own home. When thinking about the support you want choose, make the right choice by contacting us!


‘Your Life, Your Choice’ family forums 2019

As a proud champion of the Enabling Good Lives principles, HealthCare NZ is hosting our “Your Life, Your Choice’ family forums in Palmerston North and Levin in November.

Disability support funding under Mana Whaikaha gives you the choice to get support that’s specifically right for you or your family’s needs. Sometimes making decisions and finding the right support is not easy and HealthCare NZ can help you and your loved ones on that journey.

The forums are an opportunity to talk to HealthCare NZ, and other agencies including Mana Whaikaha. Our teams from NZCare Disability, Explore and HCNZ will be there to discuss how you can get the advice and support you need, when you need it, and where your next steps could take you.

Everyone who attends this free event goes in the draw for a $200 Noel Leeming voucher.


Tuesday 12 November 2019

Newbury Hall, 912 Rangitikei Line

Palmerston North

12pm – 2pm

Food and drink provided


Wednesday 13 November 2019

HealthCare NZ office, 92 Cambridge Street, Levin

5.30pm – 7.30pm

Food and drink provided


We look forward to seeing you at the forums. Please RSVP to, call 0800 114 496

People are at the heart of everything we do

NZCare Disability brings the very best health, disability and psychological support to those in need, in homes and communities, throughout the country. We bring trust, we’re highly experienced, we understand and we care. We’re also connected to our communities, we listen and constantly seek feedback so that we can keep on improving.

Trust and Respect

“I have a teenage daughter. Before the support of NZCare we struggled with not being listened too, and not being treated with respect… We found quickly that we could trust NZCare and our support workers. Now we feel everything is in place to live happy independent normal lives… Thank you NZCare.”


“I just wanted to take this opportunity to express how well things have worked out… Our support person is patient, attentive and encourages our daughter to make decisions about the activities they engage in.”

Confidence and Independence

“She’s supporting our son to do activities both at home and in the community, including craft, athletics, Zealandia, golf, Te Papa, movies etc etc. She encourages our son to make decisions about what he does, which increases his independence and confidence.”

The choice is in your hands

You, or a member of your family/whānau, can continue with existing support if it’s working, or choose to do things differently. Just click on a support option below, from our wheel, and talk to us about an option that could best suit you.

What We Can Offer

Have a look at our wheel opposite to see what options suit you. Just click on the blue segments for more information.

What We Can Offer
Choose my home Taking a break Getting a job Having fun Getting out and about Daily routines New helpers Managing money Specialist support Something else

Choose my home

  • Supporting you to live where you want, and with who you want
  • Help to find your own home or flatmates to live with

Taking a break

  • Getting a break for you and your family.

  • Getting out doing what you want to do.

  • Supporting you to enjoy a holiday, a trip away or activities while on school holiday

Getting a job

  • Supporting you to find a job.
  • Help to set up your own business
  • Or volunteer for someone else
  • We can even help you prepare, if you’re not quite ready for a job yet.

Having fun

  • Find friends, new interests and discover new things

  • Help finding hobbies, groups or exercise that you like
  • Having someone there with you.

Getting out and about

  • Help getting you to places you like. Help doing things you enjoy.

  • Learn to drive

  • Your own regular driver

  • Or using public transport

  • We can help you get where you need to go and support you while your there if needed.

Daily routines

Help with the things you do every day:

  • Personal care
  • Cleaning
  • Meal prep and more.

Want to learn something new? We can help with that too.

New helpers

  • Helping you to find the best people to help you.
  • Working alongside you for all your recruitment needs from:

  • Drafting adverts,

  • Reviewing applications and cvs

  • Interviewing tips

  • Police checks and assessments

  • Even being on hand to help with the interview.

  • Filling any gaps in your care by providing temporary support staff so you have the support you need when you need it

Managing money

  • Helping you look after your money.
  • Systems that make payments and invoicing easy to understand and do.

Specialist support

  • Supporting you to learn better ways of dealing with things.
  • Helping your family privately or in a group with others going through similar experiences

Something else

Talk to us about your dreams and goals and we can plan the next steps together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for the frequently asked questions we’ve received to date around the changes to disability funding and the choices that are available to you.

Want to know more? Let’s talk!

Hi! I’m Daniel Barr,

The transformation delivery manager for the Mid-Central region. I have extensive experience in the area of disability support for over 20 years helping kiwis from all walks of life. I’m here to answer any questions you might have about the recent changes to disability funding support and the services we can offer to you or your family/whānau.

Call me on 0800 114 496, email me or complete our contact form and I’ll get back to you.  Also, be sure to take a look at our frequently asked questions page as we might have the answer to any questions you may have.