This letter was sent to people living in the MidCentral, currently receiving Disability Support Services funding from the Ministry of Health.
A new disability support system
You may have heard that a new disability support system will start in the MidCentral District Health Board region, on 1 October, 2018.
This means the Government will have a new way of giving disability support in this part of the country.
You will be in the new system because:
you use Disability Support Services funding; and
you live in MidCentral – which includes Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Manawatu, Ōtaki and Tararua districts.
The new system will give people more choice and control over their support.
The disability support you get now will continue when the new system starts on 1 October.
You can think about your support and what you need.
If you want to make changes to the disability support you get, you will be able to do this in the new system.
How do I find out more?
Between now and October you will be able to find out more about the new system through:
Live-streaming sessions on the internet
Public forums being held in MidCentral that you may like to go to.
You can find out about these events on this website: www.enablinggoodlives.co.nz/system-transformation
You will also be sent another letter in September which will have more information about:
what the new system will look like
how you can make contact if you want to make changes or have questions.
System Transformation, Ministry of Health
You can access this letter in different formats below: