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A follow up Zoom Support Group is on Thursday 18th May. Families and whanau with disabilities are welcome to attend, share learnings, ask questions and explore opportunities in housing. Meeting ID: 817 0353 9472

Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People – Growing voice and safety – quality improvement service design project

Please see below information from Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People about a quality improvement project where they are collecting input from disabled people and families over April and May 2023.   Key information 12 April 2023   What is the project   The purpose of this project is to design two proposed new quality improvement […]

Donald Beasley Institute Research – Disabled Persons-Led Monitoring of UNCRPD “My Experience, My Rights: Supports and Services”

My name is Umi Asaka. I am a Junior Research Fellow at the Donald Beasley Institute (DBI). DBI is a national independent disability research institute in Ōtepoti – Dunedin.  As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the New Zealand government is obligated to commission disabled people […]

Kainga Korero (Housing Discussion)

Kainga Korero- “From the Family Home to My Own Home” Thursday 27th April 7pm to 9pm. Disability Connect is excited to be bringing three stories of disabled whanau, in person and online, through a forum. Miles Walter- Kainga Ora/Tamaki Regeneration Emily Leech- Social Housing/Spectrum Care Travers Brown- Flatting with friends/Lifewise Purpose of this forum is to […]

Flood Relief Update from Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People

UPDATE 2:50pm 20 February   Disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori or their households who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and the North Island floods can apply for support from the Community Support Package by contacting one of the providers below.   Depending on your needs, the provider may be able to assist in buying […]