Disability community conversations

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.

During September and October 2019, the Ministry of Health Disability Directorate is holding twenty community conversations and an online nationwide livestream with disabled people, families and whānau, carers and providers. The Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services team wants to talk with you about disability supports and services, and how well they work for you, your family and whānau.

This is a chance for you to meet the Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director-General, Adri Isbister, and hear her vision for the Directorate and the future of disability supports and services.

These forums will give people the opportunity to give feedback about the impact of disability supports and services. The information gathered will be used to further shape the Disability Directorate’s strategic plan for 2020 – 2025, where the goal is to create an equitable, person-directed, value for money disability support system.

Click here to find out where these forums will be held.

If you have any further questions or comments please email disability@health.govt.nz

About Eve Williams

Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.