Rachel Burt has 20 years’ experience working in the disability sector, lives on a lifestyle block, and is part of the Spinal Network Trust.
Rachael believes in developing a fully inclusive community where disabled people have choice and control over the support they require to lead what they consider a good life.
She has 20 years’ experience of working in the disability sector where she has had the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of individuals, families and support teams as they navigate their way through disability supports.
Rachael is part of the Spinal Network Trust and participated in the peer support programme in the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua areas.
She lives on the outskirts of Palmerston North on a lifestyle block with her two boys and extended family. Both boys race Go Karts and the family spends most of their spare time travelling around New Zealand racing at different tracks. When not doing that, Rachael enjoys catching up with friends, eating good food and drinking great coffee.
Identifying as a disabled person, Rachel wants to bring a lived perspective to the transformation of Disability Support Services and ensure that the voice of all disabled people are heard.