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!


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
to choose my home a break a job to have fun help to get out and about help with my daily routine new helpers, or new skills for my helpers somebody to host my funding and manage my bills specialist support something else

to choose my home

How we can help:

  • Live where you want to live
  • We can support you to live with friends
  • We can support you to live with family/whānau
  • We can support you to find a home or find flatmates
  • And, for those interested, we provide residential services

a break

 How we can help:

  • Respite can happen anywhere you are
  • In your home
  • Going to places you like to go
  • Doing things you like to do
  • During school holidays or after school
  • As a group, we can support people in groups to make the money go further

a job

 How we can help:

  • Support to attend a course
  • CV development and interview skills training
  • Support to approach employers
  • Coaching on getting places
  • Support in the workplace
  • Assistance to set up a micro business
  • Cooking classes
  • Support to volunteer or help finding somewhere you can contribute



to have fun

 How we can help:

  • Buddy support to go places and do things
  • Support to take up a new activity, join a new group or figure out what interests you
  • Meeting other people who like the things you do

help to get out and about

 How we can help:

  • We can support you to get places and do things
  • Support to learn and master public transport
  • Organising private transportation (i.e. taxis)
  • Someone to support you at a place or activity

help with my daily routine

 How we can help:

  • We can help by preparing meals, cleaning, or doing other jobs
  • We can help with personal care – including support for showers, getting going in the morning or going to bed at night
  • Want to learn new skills – we can support you to do this at your place or potentially with a group

new helpers, or new skills for my helpers

 How we can help:

We can support you with recruitment by

  • Helping with drafting an advert and getting it online
  • Assistance reviewing applications and CVs
  • Help to run an interview panel and tips for getting the right person
  • We have a service that provides temporary support workers and nurses (bureau)

somebody to host my funding and manage my bills

 How we can help:

  • We are an individualised funding host
  • This means we can help you pay your support workers, invoice the Ministry on your behalf
  • We can provide you with coaching around individualised funding
  • We have a range of templates, forms and an IF manual to help you manage your funding
  • We have a smart payroll system that does most of the work for you
  • We can provide HR advice if you get stuck
  • We can help arrange Police checks of staff

specialist support

 How we can help:

  • Behaviour support and positive behaviour support training
  • Parent education – in a group or individual setting
  • Workforce development
  • Specialist assessment in the area of cognitive development and learning needs
  • Psychological support

something else

 How we can help:

  • Tell us about what you want to do and we will try and support it

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.