Disability Information Advisory Service
What is DIAS?
Disability Information Advisory Services (DIAS) provide independent information and advice to disabled people, their families, whānau, aiga, caregivers and providers and the general public.
What does the DIAS do?
DIAS provides information on both Ministry and non-Ministry funded disability support services and how you can find them. This information may include how to find support and advocacy groups, how to find a Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) organisation and other community information, as well as specific information related to a particular disability.
How can Independent Living help with your DIAS enquiries?
Independent Living has been providing the greater Auckland regions with information and advice for the past 37 years to all people wanting help to navigate the disability sector, looking for services, and/or equipment to assist them with living a normal life.
An information team available at our stores to respond to enquiries around navigating the NZ Disability Sector and connecting networks. We also have a mobile service that provides free information and equipment demonstrations.
Who can use the DIAS?
The service is available to everyone and there is no charge to use it. You can make use of the DIAS service whenever you chose.
Where can I get more information?
Contact details for DIAS can be found online on the Ministry of Health website.
The New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres (NZFDIC) has several member organisations throughout New Zealand. You can contact them on free phone 0800 NZFDIC (0800 693 342) or online at www.nzfdic.org.nz under members.
Did you know?
The Ministry of Health has fact sheets and information pamphlets that tell you about the disability support services it funds.
You can find these online at www.health.govt.nz/disability, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0800 DSD MOH (0800 373 664), choose option 1.