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Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs are working together to ensure a joined-up approach to publicly funded disability services. Click here for the regional news page.

Helplines

Coping with disability can be stressful not only for the disabled person but for their family and carers. Talking to someone can help. Follow this link to our helpline page.

Disabled Persons Organisations

Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand Inc
National Office
113 Adelaide Road
Newtown
Wellington
Phone: 04 389 0033
Free Phone: 0800 222 694

Balance NZ
PO Box 13 266
Christchurch 8141
Email: info@balance.org.nz
Phone: 03 366 3631

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
1836-1848 Great North Road
Avondale
Auckland
Phone: 09 828 3282
Fax 09 8283235
Email: national@deaf.org.nz

Deafblind (NZ) Incorporated
Merv Cox, President
Phone: 04 477 2314
Email:deafblindnz@clear.net.nz

People First New Zealand Inc. / Ngā Tangata Tuatahi
Cindy Johns
National Manager
Level 4
173-175 Victoria StreetPhone: 04 381 3242
Free Phone: 0800 206 070
Mob: 027 684 1061
www.peoplefirst.org.nz

Ngā Hau E Whā (Mental Health Consumer Network, nationwide)

Ngāti Kāpō O Aotearoa Inc.
510 Market Street South
Hastings
Phone: 06 878 9440
Free Phone: 0800 770 990
Fax: 06 878 9442

DPA (New Zealand Inc
PO Box 27524
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Email: gen@dpa.org.nz
Phone: 04 801 9100

Sub-Regional Disability Advisory Group established 2013

A combined disability advisory group was established in November 2013 to ensure disabled people have a forum to enable their voices to be heard across the Wairarapa, Capital & Coast, and Hutt Valley District Health Boards.

The Sub-Regional Disability Advisory Group advises the three Boards and their Board Advisory committees on public health matters and disability support, as the 3DHBs work in partnership to integrate their services, enabling people living within the sub-region to enjoy a seamless healthcare experience, regardless of their individual needs.

As well as membership from across the 3DHBs, the advisory group has been set up to ensure representation from the Māori and Pacific communities, disability self-advocacy group People First, and the New Zealand Disabled Persons Assembly.

The sub regional disability plan was agreed by the three Boards in December 2013. It is being overseen and implemented by the Sub regional Disability Group, the Disability team, SIDU and CPHAC-DSAC Committee for the three DHBs.

Background

After the merger of the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee (CPHAC) and the Disability Support Advisory Committee (DSAC) in February 2013 into joint meetings, the opportunity to begin to work with the three District Health Board (DHB) communities was realised.

This included all District Health Board population and funding groups and brought a new more integrated focus on the health and disability support issues of the sub regional population.

A Sub Regional Disability Forum in June 2013 led to a community mandate for a sub regional approach to disability planning. A renewed energy for improving health outcomes for all who experience disability irrespective of age, ethnicity, gender or locality

The outcomes of the workshops have laid the foundation of the Draft Plan. The Plan will be developed and overseen by a newly appointed Sub Regional Advisory Group which will link into CPHAC and DSAC and support the Senior Leadership Teams in each DHB district.

Read the Draft Plan here.

Read a summary of the plan here.

Read a pictorial translation of the plan here.

Note: This is a living document subject to change.

Any feedback and comments can be sent to:

Dr Pauline Boyles | Senior Disability Advisor

Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs

DDI (04) 806 2436

Email: pauline.boyles@sidu.org.nz

The sub regional disability plan was agreed by the three Boards in December 2013. It is being overseen and implemented by the Sub regional Disability Group, the Disability team, SIDU and CPHAC-DSAC Committee for the three DHBs.

The sub regional disability plan was agreed by the three Boards in December 2013. It is being overseen and implemented by the Sub regional Disability Group, the Disability team, SIDU and CPHAC-DSAC Committee for the three DHBs.