Get involved with MOH Community Conversations

Get involved with MOH Community Conversations


It was good to see Adri Isbister – Deputy Director-General Disability, Ministry of Health in Christchurch recently. Adri has been travelling the Country to work collaboratively with disabled people, their family and whanau, carers and providers.  Community conversations and workshops are being held to discuss the historic, current and future of a sustainable and equitable disability support system.

A nationwide transformation of the existing disability support system is under way, and the aim of the transformed system is to ensure disabled people and their families have greater choice and control in their lives.  New Zealand have a draft document and your ideas and input will be considered in the decisions for the final document.

Be heard:  Your voice will make a difference

Join the conversation by watching the livestream.

Visit MoH website –

Join on YouTube –

Will this be accessible?

MoH will have a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter during the livestream session.

A transcript of the livestream will be available on their website 3 – 5 days after the livestream.

An Easy Read version of the transcript will also be available on their website no later than 2 – 3 weeks after the livestream.

If you want a copy of the transcript sent to you please write to:

Disability Directorate
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington 6140

Who can join in?

Anyone who accesses or provides disability support services.

If you – or someone you know – cannot attend a community conversation then this is a further opportunity to engage.

More information

For more information about the remaining community conversations, visit our website:


Aspire Canterbury is a Disability Information Service and are always available to answer your questions, provide support or have a chat. If you have any questions about participating in consultations or anything at all, you can always contact us using the details on our Contact Us page. Remember, we are a community resource and hub, we have been providing information, solutions and support for approximately 40 years. If you are uncertain about anything at all, contact us, chances are we may be able to help or connect you to a service that can help. Our purpose is to enable societal freedom for people who live with any impairment.