Find out what drives Genevieve McLachlan – a successful entrepreneur, member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with disabilities and new member of the Disabled Leadership Group at Life Unlimited.
Accessibility and mobility
Enabling Good Lives has thrown a lifeline to Kerrianne and her family. It gives them the flexibility to use funding for the supports they need. In Kerrianne’s case, travelling to and from the activities she loves is a high priority.
If you are finding it hard to cover the costs of transport, here are some places you can get help.
Huhana Hickey a.k.a. Dr Hu is an outspoken advocate for disabled people. She describes how ageing has taught her to accept and celebrate who she is.
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.
Find out about workplace modification funding.
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.
Find out how to get around the community with a disability.
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.