Connections & Funding
Want to thrive in your life? Our team loves to help disabled people in Tairāwhiti experience their best life. We can help you with planning and connect you to support and funding that will help you achieve your goals. Our Connections & Funding services include NASC and Local Area Coordination (LAC).
Manaaki Tairāwhiti – Navigators
As part of the Manaaki Tairāwhiti initiative, our Navigators work with whānau to support them through their social care journey and help them overcome barriers to getting support from different agencies.
Free Hearing Tests and Advice
Are you concerned about your hearing? We provide free hearing tests and can help you access funding for hearing aids and other assistive equipment. We also offer personalised support to help you manage your hearing impairment – at home, at work, and in social situations. Our services are completely independent and fully funded by the Ministry of Health.
Autism Information, Workshops and Support
Altogether Autism is a free, nationwide autism information and advisory service funded by the Ministry of Health. We offer free personalised and reliable information, networking and connection opportunities, workshops, and support. If you have any questions about autism, simply contact us and we’ll provide you with up-to-date reliable information.
Disability Information and Workshops
We provide numerous learning opportunities for autistic and disabled people, their families / whānau, and the people engaging and working with them. Our workshops, courses, and up-to-date information will give you a greater understanding of disabilities and enable disabled people to live the life they choose in their communities. You can read real-life stories and disability information in our Disability Info Hub.
Mobility Equipment and Living Aids
Mobility Centre is New Zealand’s mobility aid and equipment centre, offering an extensive range of mobility products and services including daily living aids, mobility scooters, walkers, braces and supports, and so much more.
You can view the extensive range in our online store. Alternatively, you can view a small range of products at our local retail partner in Gisborne, CCS Disability Action.
Meet our Local Disability Leadership Group – Tairāwhiti
Our Local Disability Leadership Group in Tairāwhiti is made up of people who bring a valuable mix of expertise and lived experience. They help inform the direction of our Connection & Funding team in Tairāwhiti and the services it delivers.
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We’re here to help. Simply get in touch with us. You can find our location and contact details, including Your Way | Kia Roha, Mobility Centre and Altogether Autism, on our Contact Us page.