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This is a useful links page designed to give insight and information. Some of these may be found in our Directory, Aspire have chosen a few useful links for you.
Enable New Zealand
If you have an impairment which is likely to last for longer than 6-months and you find managing daily tasks difficult you may be eligible for Government funded equipment, vehicle or housing modifications. A needs assessment will determine your eligibility.
Enabling Good Lives
Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the supports you receive so you can plan for the lives you want.
For anyone looking for information, advice, support and equipment relating to disability in NZ.
Ministry of Social Development
Information about The Mainstream Employment Programme. The programme provides a package of subsidies, training, and support to help people with significant disabilities to gain sustainable employment.
Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Services
New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres
The Federation is a voluntary network for the purposes of upholding established national standards, training, promotion and lobbying processes. Aspire Canterbury is a proud member of the NZFDIC.
New Zealand Transport Agency
Vehicle Modification. Vehicle modifications must be carried out appropriately and a health professional in driving training and an approved certifier will ensure that the vehicle is safe and the alterations meet the needs of the user.
The New Zealand Disability Strategy
Underpinning the New Zealand Disability Strategy 2016 - 2026 is a vision of a fully inclusive society. New Zealand will be inclusive when people with impairments can say they live in ‘A society that highly values our lives and continually enhances our full participation’.
The Ministry of Health Disability Services
The Ministry of Health website provides a range of information on getting support, disability information and who to contact if you have a question about Ministry funded disability services or you need to make a complaint.
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)
Assistance with workplace modification, self-employment start up payment, business training and advice grant. Click the link for this information and more.