A more responsive and proactive disability support system led by Disabled People and Whānau
After three decades of hard work and dedication, disabled people and whānau will lead the next evolution of a more flexible and responsive disability support system.
Evidence to inform the next stage of System Transformation
The Enabling Good Lives (EGL) demonstration sites in Christchurch, Waikato and Bay of Plenty and the Mana Whaikaha MidCentral prototype have tested several carefully designed services and supports. These include elements such as self-directed planning, which means disabled people and their families lead their supports and services according to their preferences, strengths, aspirations and needs.
In this update, I'd like to highlight some ways families are using small budgets flexibly. Despite this challenging year, there have been many excellent outcomes achieved. Small amounts of money can make a real difference.
Enabling Good Lives Christchurch Update
The EGL Christchurch team is thrilled to announce that we have expanded significantly over the last three months.
Deputy Director-General, Disability Support Services - Exemption Card
Adri Ibister - Exemption Card Letter
Deputy Director-General, Disability Support Services
Exemption Card Letter Adri Ibister.
Christchurch - Next Steps Expo - 9 October 2020!
The aim of Next Steps is to showcase what is available in greater Christchurch and to assist young people with disabilities and their families look at opportunities beyond school.
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.
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