Disability support

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Council aims to support a more inclusive community for those living with a disability or impairment. Through supporting local and valley wide initiatives, programmes and steering groups, and by creating our own resources such as the Enhancing Accessibility training guide, we aim to encourage people both in the community and workplace to gain a better understanding of disability.

Total Mobility Scheme

Funded in partnership by local and central government, the Total Mobility Scheme assists people with long term impairments to access appropriate transport to meet their daily needs and enhance their community participation.

For more information, view or download a Total Mobility application form.

New Zealand Disability Services

If you require ministry-funded support services it’s best to talk to a needs assessment and service coordination centre.

For more information and a list of services and centres visit https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/disability-services

Health and disability related benefits

If a health practitioner feels a person may be able to get assistance because of their health conditions or disability they will often transfer them to their local Work and Income provider.

For more information about health and disability assistance visit the Work and Income website.

Enhancing accessibility

An Upper Hutt City Council resource developed in partnership with Disability Responsiveness NZ to support and encourage social change, equality and accessibility in the costumer service sector. Enhancing Accessibility provides frontline staff with guidance on how to provide excellent service to people with disabilities.

View/download a copy of the Enhancing Accessibility training guide(PDF, 606KB).

My Life My Way

Upper Hutt City Council is a member of the 'My life My Way Disability Steering Group'. The group aims to identify and find solutions for disability issues in the Hutt Valley. The group is made up of disability services, local and regional government representatives, and members of the community living with a disability.

For more information visit https://www.lifeunlimited.net.nz/disability-support/my-life-my-way

National Disability Strategy

Upper Hutt City Council also aligns with the National Disability Strategy.

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