Clarifications on Purchasing Rules for Flexible Funding

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is providing clarifications to support disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau to apply the Purchasing Rules for flexible funding supports. The clarifications have been informed by the feedback received from our community and providers. Whaikaha recognises we have a lot to learn from … Read more

New Zealand Sign Language Board appointments

The Ministry congratulates three new appointees to the New Zealand Sign Language Board. The trio – Erica Dawson, Kim Robinson and Monica Leach – were approved by Cabinet on Monday, 6 May. They were put forward by Minister for Disability Issues Louise Upston after a nominations process organised by Whaikaha … Read more

Let’s Get Accessible: Disabled students’ experiences navigating the tertiary education system

Publication Details Let’s Get Accessible: Disabled students’ experiences navigating the tertiary education system is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Education, National Disabled Students Association, Tertiary Education Commission, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The project gathered qualitative data on the lived experiences of disabled students in tertiary education. … Read more

Purchasing Guidance

Purchasing Guidance

This guidance should help you to understand better how to apply the Purchasing Rules which govern disability funding as well as provide overall guidance. Questions and answers related to the Purchasing Rules 18 March 2024 changes are now available. Purpose of disability funding Disability funding was designed to enable eligible disabled people, tāngata … Read more

Community update – December 2023

A word from Paula Kia ora,  As more and more Christmas decorations and songs appear in stores, and the weather starts to get warmer, we are constantly reminded the year is about to wrap up. And what a year it has been! I have been proud to see how our … Read more