Message for Christchurch's School Leavers and Families Posted by Posted by Imogen Loakman on 27 January 2016 Posted on: 27 January 2016

Posted by Imogen Loakman

Posted on: 27 January 2016

Enabling Good Lives: What will be available for School Leavers and Families in Christchurch in July 2016? 

As you are aware, the Christchurch Enabling Good Lives demonstration ends in June 2016.

  • We will continue to provide an Enabling Good Lives (EGL) approach for Christchurch school leavers, leaving school from July 2016 until June 2018, who are verified as High or Very High Needs in the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS).  This will include independent facilitation (navigation)


  • By June 2018, we expect that decisions will have been made about how we will apply what we have learned from Enabling Good Lives across New Zealand.


  • From 1 July 2016, an Enabling Good Lives Coordinator will provide support to current participants and new school leavers with high or very high needs in the ORS in Christchurch. This person will be based in the Ministry of Health and will come on board in early June 2016. We will provide more information when this is available.


  • If you or someone in your family is planning to leave school in 2016, 2017 or 2018 and are in the ORS, please contact Monique Harding or 03 961 4307. We encourage people to contact us as early as possible.


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