Spirit of Service Award - Leadership and Governance
Enabling Good Lives (EGL) governance and leadership groups are the winners of the State Services Commission’s Spirit of Service award.
The EGL governance and leadership groups were nominated in the ‘Leadership and Governance’ category. This category recognises outstanding public sector leadership in governance.
The EGL leadership and governance groups were nominated by the Ministries of Health and Social Development.
You can read more about the nomination, and other nominees of the awards on the State Services Commission website.
Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services are travelling to towns around New Zealand to talk about the supports and services you provide – and we want you to join us.
This is also your opportunity to meet our new Deputy Director-General, Adri Isbister, and hear about her vision for disability support services.
Where will the community conversations be held?
Community conversations are being held in both the North and South Islands. We will be going into regional areas as well as some main cities. The table below shows when we are coming to your area.
The start time is the same for all sessions:
· 9 am – 12 pm for disability providers
· 1 pm – 4 pm for disabled people, their whānau and carers.
How to register
It’s important that you let us know if you are coming to a community conversation. We will need at least 10 days notice. Please register on our website, or email or call us using the details below:
Call: 0800 855 066
When you register, please include the following information:
The session you're attending (morning session for providers)
The location you're registering for
The company or organisation you're representing (if applicable)
If you have any requirements for equipment or interpreters
If you have any dietary requirements
Anything else that will be useful for us to know.
What will we talk about?
Adri Isbister will share her vision for the future of disability supports and services.
We also want to hear about the supports and services you provide.
We’re grateful for everyone who has shared their stories, experiences and ideas with us so far.
We’ve used what disabled people, their family and whânau, carers and providers have told us to develop the first stage of a strategy and want to know if we’re heading in the right direction – we’re keen to hear your views and questions.
Don’t forget to register!
We’re looking forward to meeting with you and hearing your views and ideas about disability support services.
Call: 0800 855 066
Ngâ mihi nui
Disability Support Services
Next Steps Expo 2019!!
The Next Steps expo is held every year - a collaborative event with local service providers, community organisations and entrepreneurs. The aim is to showcase what is available in greater Christchurch and to assist young people with disabilities and their families look at opportunities beyond school ... to connect young people and their families to local clubs, groups, networks, volunteering opportunities, sports, gardens, games and choirs ... any possibilities and opportunities happening in their neighbourhoods that they are keen to be involved with, as well as ensuring full citizenship; making use of the services and supports that all New Zealanders have available to them.
The 2019 Next Steps Expo is on Monday 15th April at Haeata Community Campus, in Aranui, and there is no cost to participate or to attend (but feel free to bring cash to support some young entrepreneurs who will be showcasing their businesses!!). See the Next Steps FaceBook page for more info
System Transformation in Canterbury - Forum Two!
we invite you to come and
- hear more about the disability system transformation
- ask questions about what this means for you and your life
- decide how we can develop a regional leadership group here in Canterbury
Location : Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Christchurch
Wednesday 28 March; 2:30 - 4pm : disabled persons forum
Wednesday 28 March; 7 - 8:30pm : family / whānau forum
Thursday 29 March; 9 - 10:30am : community organisations forum.
Enabling Good Lives February 2018
Introducing Tame Pokaia, Kylee Black, Jack Mahara & Stevie Munro
System Transformation forum in Canterbury
The Disability Support System is transforming and we invite anyone and everyone who is interested to join us to discuss what this means, and find out how disabled persons, families and organisations in Canterbury would like this to happen.
ORS funded students who are in their final years of school, are invited to bring their families and join us for kai and conversation!
Join us on Saturday, 3 March 2018, 10am – 12pm at Christchurch Community House 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
We will start the session with a brief discussion on:
- What Enabling Good Lives is all about
- What an Independent Facilitator does
- The steps in the EGL journey
- Any questions you might have
The rest of the time will be for you to chat with the facilitators and with other families.
Minister's media release
Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support system.
Disability support system to be transformed
Press release from Ministy Nicky Wagner
March 2, 2017
Associate Health and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced a three month co-design process with the disability sector to begin a nationwide transformation of the disability support system.
EGL Christchurch is seeking two new Independent Facilitators
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Enabling Good Lives Christchurch for two new Independent Facilitators (previously called navigators) to be added to the team.