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Disability support and services (A to Z)

ACC - Accident Compensation Corporation

We help prevent injuries and get New Zealanders and visitors back to everyday life if they’ve had an accident.

Accessable - Environmental Health Management Services

Our main role is to manage government contracts to provide disability equipment and modifications.

Access4all

ACCESS4ALL is a New Zealand-wide Accessible Accommodation and Activity Guide specifically designed for anyone, young or old, who has mild to major mobility difficulties.

Age Concern New Zealand

Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65. We promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people's needs.

Altogether Autism New Zealand

Altogether Autism is a free, nationwide autism spectrum information and advisory service provided as a partnership between Life Unlimited Charitable Trust and Parent to Parent New Zealand.

Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ represents people living with dementia at a national level by raising awareness of dementia, providing information and resources, advocating for high quality services, and promoting research about prevention, treatment, cure and care.

Amputees Federation of New Zealand Inc

The primary objective of the Federation is to support and promote the welfare of all amputees. This includes offering peer support and encouragement when the going gets tough, and providing information and advice to help amputees achieve the quality lifestyle to which they aspire.

Anxiety New Zealand Trust

The Anxiety New Zealand Trust is a non-profit, registered charity. Since 1983 our team of specialist psychologists have been taking thousands of Kiwis – just like you – from fear to freedom.

Arthritis NZ

Arthritis New Zealand aims to improve the life of every person affected by arthritis. We are a national charity focused on raising awareness, advocating for those with arthritis and providing information, advice and support.

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and respiratory diseases are two of the leading causes of sickness and death in New Zealand.

Attitude TVNZ

Immerse yourself in the engaging stories of people who live with a disability - ordinary people living extraordinary lives. Made with the support of NZ on Air.

Autism New Zealand Inc.

Autism New Zealand Inc. provides support, training, advocacy, resources and information on Autism Spectrum disorders including Aspergers Syndrome. Our members include children, young adults and adults on the autism spectrum; their family/whanau; caregivers; and professionals who work within this field.

Barnardos

As Aotearoa's largest children's charity, our strength is in the breadth and depth of support we offer. Whatever a child's needs, we will strive to meet them. Our experience and expertise mean our services make a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives.

Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the 12,100 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence.

Boccia NZ

Boccia New Zealand promotes and supports the sport of boccia amongst all people with a physical disability throughout New Zealand.

Brain Injury Support

There are 14 Regional Brain Injury Association offices providing support, education and information services throughout New Zealand.with a physical disability throughout New Zealand.

CAB New Zealand - free advice

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Cancer Society Wellington

Cancer Society Wellington is an independent charity and 100% community funded. Our unique combination of local program delivery, community engagement and national influence enables everyone who cares about cancer to make the biggest possible difference.

CanTeen

CanTeen’s aim is to make sure every young person touched by cancer can continue living life with the support and tools they need.

Care NZ

We are available for anyone who has concerns about their own or a loved one's use of alcohol or other drugs.[932102]

Carers NZ

Carers NZ acts as the national peak body providing information, advice, learning and support for carers in our network.

CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action’s vision is to see every disabled person included in the life of their family and community. As well as providing direct support and advocacy, we have a wider role in shaping society’s attitudes towards people with a disability.

Cloud 9

We are a support organisation that works on both the national and regional level in New Zealand to help children and teenagers who have Asperger’s Syndrome.

Community Connections Supported Living Trust

We are a community based disability service which primarily offers a Supported Living service with some Residential Services as well.

Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.

Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand Incorporated is a charity that represents and supports people with diabetes.

Disabled Snowsports

Adaptive Snow Sports is about adapting equipment and lessons and providing accessible support systems to allow people with a wide range of disabilities to take to the snow and experience the freedom of snow sports.

DCM

We work with people to find and sustain housing, access a benefit and manage their money, and to connect to whänau, health and other services and supports.

Early intervention services and support - Ministry of Education

The Early Intervention teams work closely with specialists from the Ministry of Health, such as audiologists, physiotherapists, paediatricians, dieticians and occupational therapists to ensure children who need extra support are able to access it.

EDANZ

Eating disorder support, education and awareness.

Eldernet

A comprehensive information service focused on issues concerning older people in New Zealand.

Enable New Zealand

Enable New Zealand provides disability equipment, information, services in New Zealand.

Epilepsy NZ

For over 60 years Epilepsy New Zealand has been providing information, education and support to people diagnosed with epilepsy and providing community awareness for kiwis.

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders through sport and recreation.

Health & Disability Commissioner

The purpose of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of consumers as set out in the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. This includes resolving complaints in a fair, timely, and effective way.

Healthpages

Healthpages is New Zealand’s most comprehensive site of NZ health services and professionals, their special interests and the full range of services they provide. Healthpages also groups related services, helping you find help that you may not have known existed.

Heart Foundation of NZ

Since the Heart Foundation began, heart-related deaths have been reduced by 75% in New Zealand. However, heart disease is still our single biggest killer, claiming 6000 lives every year. Our vision is to ensure a lifetime of heart health for all New Zealanders.

IHC New Zealand

IHC is New Zealand’s leading provider of services for people with intellectual disabilities. Our Mission is at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to lead satisfying lives in the community.

Inclusive education - Te Kete Ipurangi

This site provides New Zealand educators with practical strategies, suggestions and resources to support the diverse needs of all learners.

Limbs 4 Life

To provide information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community.

Mainstream Employment Programme - Ministry of Social Development

The Mainstream Employment Programme provides a package of subsidies, training, and support to help people with significant disabilities to gain sustainable employment.

Mash Trust

MASH provides a wide range of support services for people with mental health, intellectual or physical disability or illness, alcohol and addiction and youth respite care.

Mental Health Foundation NZ

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

Mobility parking permits, parking rules & regulations

Mobility parking permit holders can use mobility parking spaces, which are wider than standard parks and closer to venues.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is a non-profit organisation formed to advocate for systemic change so people with MS in New Zealand have access to first world treatment, resources and services to improve their well-being and quality of life.

Neurological Foundation

The Neurological Foundation is an independent body and charitable trust that raises funds to ensure this country’s top neuroscientists can continue leading-edge research into neurological disorders.

NZ Artificial Limb Service

To enable amputees to achieve independence by delivering prosthetic, orthotic and rehabilitation services.

New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN)

NZDSN was formed in 2010 and is a network of not-for-profit organisations and some for-profit NGOs that provide support services to disabled people, mainly through contracts with government.

New Zealand Hearing Association

The Hearing Association offers a range of testing services in-house, utilising the latest in equipment operated by experienced professionals.

Nutrition Foundation

The Nutrition Foundation provide accurate information about food and nutrition to help New Zealanders to make the best choices for a healthy lifestyle. Visit their website to view facts and figures on a wide range of nutrition topics. All of the information on their website has been written by degree-qualified nutritionists and reviewed by the Foundation’s expert scientific advisers.

Office for Disability Issues

We are the focal point in government on disability issues. We are working toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society - a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Oranga Tamariki

We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Outward Bound - Outdoor Education New Zealand

Outward Bound is a non-profit organisation - our aim is to help create better people, better communities, and a better world. People of all ages, cultures, abilities and backgrounds are welcome at Outward Bound.

Paralympics New Zealand

We are a charity and our overall vision is ‘Excellence & Equity through Sport’. As a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), we are part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society.

Parent2parent

Often raising a child with a disability is an experience that isn’t planned, and we know it can be a challenging journey. We can inform, educate, inspire and support you as you navigate your way through your family’s experience with disability. Our services are free and confidential.

Parkinson's (Neurological Foundation)

Parkinson's New Zealand provides: Education, Information and Support for all people with Parkinson's, their caregivers, friends and families.

Schizophrenia Fellowship NZ Inc

Information.

Skylight

Skylight is a national not-for-profit trust that enables children, young people, their families/whānau, and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss, and grief by building resilience.

Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington is the independent body for sport and recreation and is committed to everyone in the greater Wellington region having a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation.

Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS)

The primary focus of SAMS is to work in partnership with disabled persons, families/whanau, agencies and other stakeholders to improve community services for people with a disability and /or mental health issues.

Stroke Foundation

We're here to help and support people and their families/whanau affected by stroke.

TalkLink

TalkLink encourages support people, including family, whanau, caregivers, therapists, teachers and tutors, to be part of the TalkLink assessment process. This helps to ensure that the TalkLink team has appropriate information, and clients have appropriate support with the process of using assistive technology options.

Wellington Aftercare Assn (ACE)

To improve the lives of people with disabilities by supporting their choices of where they live, learn, work and play

Wellington City Council Accessibility Services

Wellington takes pride in our reputation as an inclusive and socially responsible city that is accessible, safe and easy to get around.

 

Advocacy

Balance NZ

Balance NZ, Bipolar and Depression Network is a national network set up and operated by consumers to help members who have experienced mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depression) to cope positively with their condition. It acts as an umbrella group for a number of regional support groups nationwide.

Barrier Free NZ Trust

We believe that accessible buildings, spaces and transport are essential in order to facilitate an optimal lifestyle for all people. To create those environments requires commitment, investment and expertise.

Be.Accessible

Be. Accessible is a social change initiative and a holistic framework for accessibility with a mission to create a truly accessible country for us all.

Blind Citizens NZ

Blind Citizens NZ is New Zealand’s oldest advocacy organisation in the disability sector, (founded in 1945). It is New Zealand’s largest, generic, blindness consumer organisation.

Deafblind NZ

We are a voluntary not for profit organisation who advocate and lobby on behalf of all deafblind people. We currently have support groups in Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury.

Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA)

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is a pan-disability disabled person’s organisation that works to realise an equitable society, where all disabled people (of all impairment types and including women, Māori, Pasifika, young people) are able to direct their own lives.

IHC Advocacy

We can support you to advocate on behalf of a person with an intellectual disability or support people with intellectual disabilities to be self-advocates.

Kāpo Māori O Aotearoa

Support and Advice for kāpō (blind, vision impaired, deafblind) Māori and their whānau.

New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD)

NZORD welcomes the full extended (patients, family, friends, clinicians and researchers) rare disease community as well as the common disease community by providing support, resources, advocacy and engaging in policy matters that affect the health of all New Zealanders.

People First NZ

We have a lot of information about and for people with learning disability.

People First NZ can give you information about:

  • your rights
  • how to speak up
  • Government policy that affects disabled people.

We can also give you advice about disability support services for people with learning disability throughout New Zealand.

Polio NZ

Polio NZ Inc is an incorporated society dedicated to supporting people who have had poliomyelitis.

Needs assessment and service coordination

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination services

If you or someone you care for needs support because of a disability, you’ll need to talk to a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service (NASC).

Employment

Emerge Supported Employment Trust

Emerge Supported Employment Trust is a not for profit organisation which provides a range of professional supported employment and transition services for people with disabilities in Wellington.

Workbridge

Workbridge is a specialist employment service that gives employers access to a wide talent pool of people with a disability, injury or illness.

Workwise

We work with people who are facing personal or health challenges and support them to return to or stay in employment.

Last updated 22 May 2018.