Official letter to MidCentral Posted by Posted by Loren Savage on 30 July 2018 Posted on: 30 July 2018

Posted by Loren Savage

Posted on: 30 July 2018

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:

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.


Yours sincerely, 

Sacha O’Dea,

System Transformation, Ministry of Health


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