Vision and person-directed outcomes

Implementation of the Plan will follow the strategic direction in the vision and person-directed outcomes.

The initial Plan was approved by the Ministerial Committee on Disability Issues in April 2014 and noted by Cabinet in May 2014. The 2015 updated Plan was approved by Cabinet in December 2015, following agreement between Disabled People’s Organisations and the Chief Executives’ Group on Disability Issues.


All New Zealanders experience equal rights of citizenship.

Person-directed outcomes

Safety and autonomy

I am safe in my home, community, and work environment. I feel safe to speak up or complain, and I am heard. Those assisting me (professionals and others) have high awareness, and I do not experience abuse.


I feel dignity and cultural identity through a balance of family/community, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. I can earn and grow my wealth on an equal basis with others.


I make my decisions myself based on my aspirations. I have access to information and support so that my decisions are informed.


I feel welcomed by my community. I feel respected for my views and my contribution is received on an equal basis with others.


Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) represent collective issues that have meaning for me (based on lived experience) in a way that has influence and impact. DPOs are sustainable with the capacity to deliver their role and evolve over time.

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