Disability Service Providers / NASCs / Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs)
Subject: My Home My Choice Steering Group nominations open
Kia ora
Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is calling for nominations for Steering Group members for the My Home My Choice work programme.
Whaikaha has been established to transform the disability support system. My Home My Choice sets out to achieve this by focusing on the work which is needed to transform the way people in residential services are assisted so they have more choice and control in their lives.
This means supporting disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori to live everyday lives in everyday places, and ensuring citizenship with opportunities for learning, working, having somewhere to call home and fully participate in their community.
This includes developing options and alternatives for people who are considering entry into or exit out of residential care.
The Steering Group of six people will guide and provide advice to this important work and inform the programme design, implementation and evaluation. Steering Group members will bring their personal experience, leadership skills and subject matter expertise to guide the actions and priorities of the programme team.
The Steering Group will be made up of disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori, Pacific people, family / whānau, Enabling Good Lives, and providers. The Steering Group will be responsible for guiding and providing advice to this work programme.
Nominations close at 9am on Monday 26 June 2023. More information on the Steering Group including an application form is available here:
The Steering Group term is for the remainder of the calendar year with a review to take place over this period.
More information on My Home My Choice is available here:
Ngā manaakitanga
Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People