The Office for Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues is the focal point within government on disability issues. We promote and monitor implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We report to the Minister for Disability Issues and support the Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues.
New Zealand Disability Strategy & UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
New Zealand is committed to promoting a society that is inclusive of disabled people by implementing the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read about reporting on implementation, guides and toolkits to inclusive practice, and research and statistics on disabled New Zealanders.
Priorities for government
The Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues leads and co-ordinates implementation across government on disability issues. Priorities for government agencies are set out in the Disability Action Plan.
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Enabling Good Lives
The Government is investing in a partnership between government agencies and the disability sector aimed at long term transformation of how disabled people and families are supported to live everyday lives. $2.5 million has been provided over 2013 to 2016 to implement the Enabling Good Lives approach to the redesign of disability support in Christchurch and Waikato.