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For Individuals, Whānau and Carers

Aspire is for anyone looking for trusted information, advice, support, equipment, or associated services relating to disability in Canterbury. We support disabled people to achieve their best life.

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What we can offer

We can help by:

  • Providing free disability and health related information and advice
  • Connecting you with the relevant health and disability services
  • Directing you to financial assistance, activities, or respite options
  • Advising on products available to purchase and/or hire to remove barriers to daily living
  • Total Mobility Scheme provider

Helpful Links

  • 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 (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.

  • Help disabled people live successful lives, to help them take their place in society, where their contribution is valued, and they are included.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Assistance with workplace modification, self-employment start up payment, business training and advice grant. Click the link for this information and more.


Got a question?

Get in touch and we will point you in the right direction.