A Waikato township’s community has ready access to health care thanks to the work of an innovative group of organisations. The hub supports tamariki and Maori whānau
Accessibility and mobility
When it comes to sporting achievers Honey Hireme is right up there having represented New Zealand in three sports, but for her one of her biggest achievements came recently with a disabled teenager.
Changing Places are high-specification facilities designed and built to cater to the needs of people with significant physical impairments. The first one of it’s kind in New Zealand has just opened at Hamilton Gardens.
Having access to transport means you and the person you care for can get out and about. If you are finding it hard to cover the costs of transport, here are some places you can get help.
Find out about travelling around the community with a disability.
Schools and kura are responsible for making sure they are safe and accessible for all students. So, if your child needs wheelchair access, or if they require handrails or other building changes, the school will need to arrange suitable modifications.
If you care for a person with a disability who has mobility difficulties, they may be eligible for a mobility parking permit. Find out how to apply for a mobility parking permit.
If you’re the primary carer of a disabled person and you need to modify your home so it is easier for them to get around, here are some places you can get help.
Did you know that nearly half of the New Zealanders living with a disability have identified as having limited mobility? Mobility aids can improve a person’s mobility and independence and, therefore, also their daily living.