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.
People with disabilities
You are your best advocate – you understand your situation and know your needs best. But every now and then you may feel you need some extra support when dealing with organisations, healthcare providers, or government departments like Work and Income.
Everyone in New Zealand is covered by ACC. So if your disability is the result of an accident, ACC may be able to help.
Work and Income may be able to help with living costs if you are unable to work, or if you have to work fewer hours, because of disability.
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.