Get support for any permanent or temporary conditions you may be facing.
To get disability support, you will need to provide proof of your disability, unless you have a mobility impairment and use a wheelchair or other mobility aide. You must provide proof, such as a letter from your doctor or other community health provider outlining your disability.
Support may include:
- Advice and assistance
- Provision for Support Workers
- New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreters
- Assistance for tauira who are blind or have low vision
- Referrals to appropriate service providers.
Disability support services
The Ministry’s aim is that disabled people are able to live in their homes and participate in their communities.
Provides an impartial disability information and referral service, through a network of independent community centres nationwide.
An A-Z health, disability and wellness information website including related apps.
Provides information, advocacy and support to people with brain injury and their whanau.
Support for the blind
New Zealand's primary provider of vision-related services to blind, deaf-blind and vision-impaired people.
Advocates on behalf of our members and blind and vision impaired New Zealanders.
Support for the deaf
SLIANZ recognises New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) as the indigenous language of the New Zealand Deaf community and respects the diversity of communication modes and cultural orientations of all consumers of the interpreting service.
Focuses on breaking down barriers for people with hearing loss. They promote the appreciation of good sound and encourage all New Zealanders to protect and preserve their hearing.