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Useful Links

The following are links to outside agencies and services which may be of use to people needing assistance. These links are provided in good faith however do not necessarily constitute recommendation or infer association with the Hawksbury Community Living Trust.


Enabling Good Lives

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the supports they receive, so that they can plan for the lives they want. Click here to find out more information about EGL.


Community Residential Support Services: What you need to know

Provides information on how to access community residential support services funded by the Ministry of Health, and the rights of people who live in these services. Click Here to find out more.


Needs Assessment and Service Coordination services (NASC)

NASCs are organisations contracted by the Ministry of Health to work with disabled people and their family, whānau, aiga, or carers, to:

  • identify their strengths and support needs
  • outline what disability support services are available
  • determine their eligibility for Ministry-funded support services

Canterbury contact is LifeLinks and in Otago AccessAbility


Health & Disability Commissioner

The main role of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to ensure that the rights of consumers are upheld. This includes making sure that complaints about health or disability services providers are taken care of fairly and efficiently. Click Here to find out more. 


The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN)

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is an incorporated society of members, represented by a Board of Governance.


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. Click Here to find out more.


Welfare Guardians

The Family Court can appoint a Welfare Guardian for a person who is unable to make decisions for themselves.  Click Here to find out more.

Identify Tours

The focus of Identity tours is to provide a growth encouraging experience for people, in which they are able to travel and socialise with people from different cultures. Click Here to find out more.


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