Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People is a new ministry set up in partnership with the community and Māori to transform the lives of many New Zealanders.

Many disabled people and whānau face barriers in achieving ordinary life outcomes due, in part, to the complexity of the way we currently do things. Government support can be fragmented and difficult to navigate, and multiple eligibility criteria for different services makes it difficult for disabled people to know what support services they are entitled to.

Things need to change.

That’s why the Government created Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People to:

  • lead a true partnership between the disability community, Māori and Government, and
  • help transform the disability system in line with the Enabling Good Lives (EGL)  approach.

Source: https://www.whaikaha.govt.nz/about-us/who-we-are/

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