We may be born with an impairment, acquire an impairment during our life or from injury.
As we age we encounter mobility, balance, stamina, sight and hearing challenges.
The following links will help connect you with information you may find helpful.
New Zealand Federation Disability Information Centres
Disability Information Service is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres. For more details on the Federation and location of centres throughout New Zealand
Ministry of Health Disability Services
The Ministry of Health website provides information and fact sheets on getting support. And who to contact if you have a question about Ministry-funded disability support services or if you need to make a complaint.
New Zealand Disability Strategy (2016-2026) Office of Disability Issues
The New Zealand Disability Strategy guides the work of government agencies on disability issues from 2016 to 2026. It can be used by individuals or organisations who want to learn more about things that are important to disabled people.
Whāia Te Ao Mārama: The Māori Disability Action Plan 2012 - 2017
The aim of Whāia Te Ao Mārama is to:
- establish priority areas of action to enable Māori disabled to achieve their aspirations.
- reduce barriers that may impede Māori disabled and their whānau from gaining better outcomes.
Faiva Ora 2016 - 2021 National Pasfika Disability Plan
Faiva Ora 2016–2021 sets out priority outcomes and actions to support and improve the lives of Pacific disabled people of all ages and their families.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the first United Nations human rights treaty of the 21st century. It does not create new rights for disabled people. Instead, it builds on conventional understandings of what is required to implement existing human rights as they relate to disabled people.