Transforming the disability support system

The Government has made decisions on the next steps for transforming New Zealand's disability support system.

The transformation will be based on the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) vision and principles, and informed by evidence of ‘what works’. The EGL approach is based on disabled children and adults and their families having greater choice and control over their supports and lives. Find out more about EGL.

The roll-out of the transformation will begin in mid-Central (Palmerston North). The transformed system will also include a new social investment approach. There will be a co-design process with the sector between March and June 2017.

If you are interested in being part of the co-design group, you can find more information at the link below.

Applications are due by 16 March 2017.

Further information

You can read more about the decisions in the Cabinet paper and minute. Note: information has been withheld in line with the Official Information Act 1982, where decisions have not yet been made.

You can also find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

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