Rose Boddy has a social work degree, is a member of a number of disability organisations, and is keen to see disabled people have more choice and control.
Rose Boddy believes the new disability support system will provide disabled people and their families/whānau more choice, opportunities and better control over their lives, which will be a significant step towards disabled people having full participation in society.
After completing a Social Work degree several years ago, Rose worked as an after-hours social worker in a non-government organisation before joining Enable New Zealand in 2011. She is the coordinator for the EASIE Living and Demonstration centre in Palmerston North.
Rose is also a member of the Palmerston North Disabled Person’s Assembly and CCS Disability Action Manawatu/Horowhenua Local Advisory committee, as well as a member of the newly formed PSA Deaf and Disabled Network Committee.
Rose lives with husband Adrian, their two teenagers Monique and Tim, as well as two cats that like to sleep on her feet. She enjoys catching up with friends over a good coffee, going to quiz nights and collecting mid-century colour glaze china.
Rose brings enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to work alongside others to achieve the best outcome possible for disabled people and their families/whānau in MidCentral.