A nationwide transformation of the existing disability support system is under way. The aim of the transformed system is to ensure disabled people and their families have greater choice and control in their lives. The vision is based on disabled people having greater choice and control. The principles of how disabled people would like to live their lives include self-determination, with the system investing early, being person-centred, being easy to use, supporting disabled people to live an everyday life like others at similar stages, able to access mainstream services, being mana enhancing, and building and strengthening relationships between disabled people, their whānau and community.
You can find out more about the principles on the Enabling Good Lives website