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.
Finding financial support
Barbara Tane’s father worked until he was 82; there is every chance she will do the same. “I can’t see myself stopping soon.” An older brother and sister in their mid-70s still work full-time; another has just retired.
If you are finding it hard to cover the costs of transport, here are some places you can get help.
If you feel you need some extra support when dealing with organisations, healthcare providers or government departments like Work and Income, here are some places you can get advice.
It doesn’t matter where an accident occurs, or what caused it — whether it’s at home, school, work or play — anyone who has an accident and is injured or disabled can get support from ACC.
If someone you care for needs support because of a disability, you can contact your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) service. Your local NASC can identify the kinds of services that are available to support you and the person you care for.
Work and Income may be able to help with living costs if you are caring for a disabled person.
If your needs can’t be met by your own income or government-funded services, here are some organisations and charities that may be able to help.