Support Service Providers

Find further information on a wide range of topics.

 

 

Funding

ACC

New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme.

https://www.acc.co.nz

 

Accessable

Manages Ministry of Health funding for equipment, housing modifications and vehicle modifications for disabled people living in Auckland and Northland.

https://www.accessable.co.nz

 

Disability Funding

Information about how to access Ministry of Health funding for disabled people in New Zealand.

https://www.disabilityfunding.co.nz

 

Enable New Zealand

Manages Ministry of Health funding for equipment, housing modifications or vehicle modifications for disabled people living in the rest of New Zealand (south of the Bombay Hills).

http://www.enable.co.nz

 

Community Matters

Funding for community groups, voluntary groups and in some cases, individuals, includes Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) and Lottery Grants Board.

https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz

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Government Departments

ACC

New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme.

https://www.acc.co.nz

 

Charities Services

Registers and monitors charitable organizations in New Zealand.

http://www.charities.govt.nz

 

Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki is the Ministry for Children.

https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz

 

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

https://kaingaora.govt.nz

 

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education.

http://www.education.govt.nz

 

Ministry of Health - Disability Services

Disability Services information from the Ministry of Health

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/disability-services

 

Health & Disability Commissioner

Health & Disability Commissioner...

https://www.hdc.org.nz

 

Ministry of Social Development

Provides social services to New Zealanders.

https://www.msd.govt.nz

 

Office for Disability Issues

Responsible for ensuring government keeps faith with the New Zealand Disability Strategy.

https://www.odi.govt.nz

 

Te Puni Kokiri

The Ministry of Maori Development provides policy and advice to government on matters related to Maori.

https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en

 

Work and Income

Assists job seekers and pays income support on behalf of the Government.

https://www.workandincome.govt.nz

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Health and Disability Information

Arthritis New Zealand

For information and education to enable people to better manage their arthritis.

https://www.arthritis.org.nz

 

Cancer Society - Auckland and Northland

Support for cancer patients and their families; prevention of the onset of cancer and to carry out research into cancer.

https://auckland-northland.cancernz.org.nz

 

Autism New Zealand

Support and resources for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

http://www.autismnz.org.nz

 

Carers NZ

An online information resource for Carers of all ages.

http://www.carers.net.nz

 

CCS Disability Action

Provides support and services for people with physical disabilities; and advocates for the rights of disabled people.

https://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

 

Counties Manukau Health

Your online connection to Health and Social Services in the Counties Manukau DHB region.

https://www.countiesmanukau.health.nz

 

Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is committed to providing quality services to all Deaf people in New Zealand.

https://deaf.org.nz

 

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch

Supporting people affected by Diabetes.

https://diabetesauckland.org.nz

 

Dyspraxia Support Group

Information and support for people with Developmental Dyspraxia and their families.

http://dyspraxia.org.nz

 

Healthpoint

Healthpoint is a tool that allows doctors, patients and caregivers to access local information about what to expect prior to, during and following a referral to secondary/tertiary medical healthcare services.

https://www.healthpoint.co.nz

 

IHC Services

IHC advocates for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with intellectual disabilities.

https://ihc.org.nz

 

Mental Health Foundation of NZ

Access to quality information and resources on mental health and well being.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association of NZ (MND New Zealand)

Offers support and information to family/whanau and carers of people affected with MND.

https://mnd.org.nz

 

National Foundation for the Deaf

Supports deaf or hearing impaired children and adults throughout NZ.

https://www.nfd.org.nz

 

New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres

Promotes and supports the local provision of generic disability information and referral services through independent community Centres nationwide.

http://www.nzfdic.org.nz

 

RDNZ

Provides support networks, resources and information for people with rare disorders and their families.

https://raredisorders.org.nz

 

SPELD New Zealand

Supports people with specific learning disabilities.

https://www.speld.org.nz

 

Blind & Low Vision NZ

Provides vision-related habilitation and rehabilitation services to people who are blind, Deafblind or vision impaired.

https://blindlowvision.org.nz

 

Stroke Foundation NZ

Provides information and support to people with a stroke, their family/whanau and caregivers.

https://www.stroke.org.nz

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Children

Barnardos NZ

Provides a range of care, education and support services for children and their families.

https://www.barnardos.org.nz

 

Carers NZ

An online information resource for Carers of all ages.

http://carers.net.nz

 

CCS Disability Action

Support for families with infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental needs to achieve milestones and inclusion in the community.

https://www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

 

Child Cancer Foundation

To promote services of excellence and consistency to children with cancer and their families.

https://www.childcancer.org.nz

 

Children's Commissioner

The Children's Commissioner speaks out on behalf of all children to ensure their rights are respected and upheld.

https://www.occ.org.nz

 

Cystic Fibrosis NZ

Providing information and support to people with CF and their families.

https://www.cfnz.org.nz

 

National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Provides support, information and networking opportunities for parents of deaf children; assistance for deaf children and advocacy on behalf of parents and deaf children.

https://www.nfd.org.nz

 

Parent To Parent

Provides support and information network for parents of children with special needs

https://parent2parent.org.nz

 

Skylight

Provides support to children, young people and their families when faced with change, loss and grief, whatever the cause.

https://www.skylight.org.nz

 

Spectrum Care

Provides support, education and respite services to families of children and young people with intellectual disabilities.

https://www.spectrumcare.org.nz

 

Taikura Trust

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) agency for disabled people aged 0 to 65 years living in the Auckland region.

http://www.taikura.org.nz

 

Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety's "Kids on the Move" programme provides assistance to children with physical restrictions. Variety's Sunshine Coaches transports thousands of New Zealand children to schooling, therapy and community outings.

https://www.variety.org.nz

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Older People

Age Concern

Promotes health and wellbeing of older people and positive ageing for everyone else.

https://www.ageconcern.org.nz

 

Alzheimers New Zealand

Provides support, information and services on alzheimers and dementia.

https://www.alzheimers.org.nz

 

Carers NZ

An online information resource for Carers of all ages.

http://carers.net.nz

 

Eldernet

Online information about services available to older people.

https://www.eldernet.co.nz

 

Grey Power

To support and protect the wellbeing of older people in New Zealand.

https://greypower.co.nz

 

Seniorline

Seniorline provides information mainly for people over the age of 65 who are considering a move into care.

https://www.seniorline.org.nz

 

Stroke Foundation NZ

Provides information and support to people with a stroke, their family/whanau and caregivers.

https://www.stroke.org.nz

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Consumer-led Organisations

Blind Citizens NZ

Advocates on behalf of vision impaired and blind people integrating into the community; provider of blind and disability-specific services.

https://abcnz.org.nz

 

Disabled Persons Assembly NZ

Disabled Persons Assembly NZ (DPA) is an umbrella organisation representing people with disabilities, the organisations involved in advocacy on their behalf, and service providers.

http://www.dpa.org.nz

 

Tiaho Trust

Tiaho Trust is a disabled consumer-led organisation (for disabled - by disabled) which provides support to DIAS providers for the effective provision of disability information in the Northland region.

https://tiaho.org.nz

 

People First NZ

An organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities.

https://www.peoplefirst.org.nz

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Education

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education funds Special Education services for children and young people with disabilities to participate and achieve in schools.

http://www.education.govt.nz

 

Auckland University of Technology

The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) offers Disability Support Services to disabled students and Deaf students.

https://www.aut.ac.nz

 

Kelston Deaf Education Centre

Provides services for deaf and hearing impaired children, their families and professionals throughout Auckland, Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

http://www.kdec.school.nz

 

Manukau Institute of Technology

Offers a range of services for disabled students to enjoy the full benefits of studying.

https://www.manukau.ac.nz

 

Massey University

Massey University is committed to providing education that is accessible to students with disabilities.

https://www.massey.ac.nz

 

NorthTec

The Disability Service offers a range of support options for students with impairment.

https://www.northtec.ac.nz

 

Unitec

Students have Disability Support Services to support them during their study.

https://www.unitec.ac.nz

 

University of Auckland

Offers extensive resources, excellent student facilities and personalised support to help you succeed

https://www.auckland.ac.nz

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Vocation

Attainable Trust

Provides employment and work skills training for up to 50 people from metropolitan Auckland.

https://attainabletrust.org.nz

 

Careers New Zealand

Advice and information service for making career choices.

https://www.careers.govt.nz

 

Kaleidoscope

Vocational rehabilitation programme dedicated to supporting disabled people towards employment they enjoy.

hhttp://www.kaleidoscope.org.nz

 

Workbridge

Helps Kiwis with disabilities or health conditions connect with employers, free of charge.

https://workbridge.co.nz

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Social and Recreation

Auckland Deaf Society

The Auckland Deaf Society provides sporting and recreational activities for the Deaf.

http://www.auckland-deaf.org.nz

 

Blind Sport

Blind Sport promotes opportunities for blind athletes to participate in National, International events and the Paralympics (Parallel Olympics).

https://www.blindsport.kiwi

 

Deaf Sports New Zealand

Offers outdoor pursuit opportunities to people with disabilities.

https://deafsports.nz

 

Halberg Foundation

The Halberg Foundation is committed to ensuring that people with a disability can participate in inclusive sport and active leisure within their community.

https://www.halberg.co.nz

 

Paralympics New Zealand

Paralympics New Zealand is the recognised National Sporting Organisation for people with disabilities; which supports and encourages sporting opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in all levels, from club level, regional and national competition through to international competition.

https://paralympics.org.nz

 

Recreate NZ

Recreate NZ provides holistic recreational opportunities that enhance the social, emotional and physical development of young people with disabilities while also providing support and respite for their parents and families.

https://www.recreate.org.nz

 

Sailability Auckland

Sailability Auckland provides opportunities for physically disabled young people and adults to learn to sail, or just to experience being on a sailing boat.

https://sailabilityauckland.org.nz

 

StarJam

Creates opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in the performing arts.

https://www.starjam.org

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Rights and Responsibilities

The Health and Disability Commissioner

An independent agency that promotes and protects the rights of people who use health and disability services.

https://www.hdc.org.nz

 

Human Rights Commission

Supporting human rights towards a fair and just society for the people of New Zealand.

https://www.hrc.co.nz

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Last updated on 01/12/19. Information may have changed since last update. Please do not hesitate to contact us if information requires updating.