Reframing Respite through a Wellbeing and Resilience Lens
The EGL National Leadership Group promotes the concept of family wellbeing (whānau ora) rather than ‘respite’. With this approach the focus becomes creating positive outcomes for everyone.
Enabling Good Lives in Education
Authentic choice and control over one’s learning and educational journey through an EGL approach can significantly impact longer term life outcomes for disabled people, including employment opportunities, career pathways, meaningful relationships, full participation in the community, and effective citizenship; all of which are key aspects of living a good life.
National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group (NEGL) has been promoting the concept of a tripartite partnership between the Crown, Māori and disabled people.
The Kaitūhono/Connector Role
The Kaitūhono/Connector role is a relationship-based role that respects the autonomy and authority of disabled people. Kaitūhono/Connectors (Independent facilitators) walk alongside a disabled person and/or their family, aiga and whanāu and support them to realise their goals and aspirations so they can live a good life.
The Social Model and its relationship with Enabling Good Lives
The social model of disability argues that environments and attitudes disable people living with impairments. It was developed by disabled activists following the lead of the civil rights movement and second wave feminism in the early 1970s
The Role of Families
NEGL supports the critical role that family, whānau and including, but not limited to, aiga, play in the lives of disabled people.
Guidance on developing EGL Regional Leadership Groups
The EGL National Leadership Group (NEGL) supports the development of Regional Leadership Groups as a critical part of the EGL approach.