Get to know Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, our role in Government and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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One in four New Zealanders identifies as disabled. That's a lot of lives we can make a difference in.
We want the voices of our disabled community to have a true part in shaping the future. If you are a disabled person, family/whānau member, friend or supporter, have your say.
Creating an online home for disability information
Our website is a 'living project', designed and built in collaboration with members of our disabled community.
We're committed to continual improvement, and following accessibility standards and guidelines. We are working hard and acknowledge that best practice for accessibility means adhering to:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- New Zealand Government Web Standards
We will update our community on improvements to our site, our accessibility standards and requests for specific help via our monthly newsletter and on our facebook page.
More choices, more control over the life you want to lead. We're working with the disabled community to deliver change and give you more decision-making control around the support you receive.
Find out about the history of disability in Aotearoa New Zealand and the journey that led to our new Ministry.
Discover why we're transforming the disability system in line with the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) principles.
What's happening in our community
MidCentral Repeat Survey and Flexible Disability Supports study published
Whaikaha is pleased to publish these two key studies completed prior to the move from Ministry of Health.
Extreme Weather: Where to go for help
Up to date information for the disabled community on where to go for help as of the 6th March 2023.
COVID-19 Disability Data review
Whaikaha, with support from Manatū Hauora, has analysed and published COVID-19 data on people who receive Disability Support Services.
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