The Government funds a range of disability support services for people in New Zealand.

The easiest way to find out if you’re eligible for any of the services Choices NZ provides is to contact us directly and we can talk to you about what options are available.

For some services we will require a referral from the Ministry of Social Development or ACC but for some you can also be referred by a family member or even yourself.

We will work with you throughout so that you can have real confidence in every choice you make.

Enabling Good Lives and Mana Whaikaha

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the support you receive.

If you live in the MidCentral DHB region you may be able to use Mana Whaikaha, which is the EGL prototype currently offered in that area. To find out more visit the Mana Whaikaha website.

There are also EGL programmes in the Christchurch and Waikato areas. To find out about these go to the Enabling Good Lives website.

You can access a Connector through these programmes, if you choose. Connectors are allies for people with disabilities and their family/whānau who can support you to determine what a good life would look like for you, and what supports might be available to achieve this.

If you are already using Mana Whaikaha or EGL then come and talk to us. We want to talk to you about your interests, the activities you want to do and the way you want to live your life. This could include living options, employment or recreational activities.