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Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC)

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.

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Work and Income

Work and Income may be able to help with living costs if you are caring for a disabled person.

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School modifications and transport support

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.

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Making an accessible home

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.

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Other funding options

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.

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Advocacy and legal support

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.

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