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Transformed disability support system coming to MidCentral

A transformed disability support system is to be rolled out in MidCentral, on 1 October, 2018.

The Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Minister of Health, Hon Julie Anne Genter announced the go-ahead after Cabinet gave approval for the trial.

Disabled people and their whānau, along with other members of the disability sector and officials have been co-designing the different elements of the new system.

Key features of the new system includes access to Connectors, a straightforward process for accessing funding, capability funding for disabled people and whānau and greater system accountability to disabled people and their whānau.

The new system will be implemented on a ‘try, learn and adjust’ approach in the first year with changes made based on feedback from disabled people, their whānau, and others in the disability sector.

You can read the Cabinet paper in full, along the supporting documents here.

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