Fact sheets outlining the changes in funding and disability initiatives announced in the 2023 Government's Budget.
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- Supporting Tāngata Whaikaha Māori and Disabled People - Cost Pressures
- Continuing to establish a Ministry of Disabled People
- Family Violence and Sexual Violence
- Disability related initiatives
Government has allocated $863.6 million to ensure Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People can continue to deliver existing disability support services and develop and deliver future services for disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori.
This ensures funding is available to cover the increased costs and additional demand for disability support services in New Zealand.
This funding will support the continued establishment of Whaikaha as a Ministry of Disabled People.
Government has allocated $21.1 million to support Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People to establish roles that extend our capability and capacity in the areas of voice, partnership, communication, and culture.
The Government wants to make sure family violence victims are kept safe and people who use family violence are held to account.
Budget 2023 is the latest delivery on the Government’s plan to eliminate family violence and sexual violence and builds on just under $1 billion invested in improving the sector’s services and systems since 2018. Budget 2023 builds on last year’s investment, which focused on prevention and community-led solutions.
This Budget is about reinforcing the 25-year Te Aorerekura strategy and delivering on its priorities. Whaikaha has responsibility Action 28: Implement safeguarding responses for disabled and vulnerable adults.
Whaikaha welcomes funding for disability investments including $9.53 million over four years to step toward a twin-track approach to supporting disabled people.
- Whaikaha has received $6.11 million over 4 years to increase access to specialist supports through the Waitematā Safeguarding response and expanding the initiative to other localities, while also supporting improved access to mainstream family violence and sexual violence services.
- MSD has received $3.42 million to establish a time limited, contestable fund to support MSD-funded family violence and sexual violence providers to better meet the accessibility needs of disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori.
- Budget 2023 builds on progress to eliminate violence | Beehive.govt.nz external URL
- Resources | Te Puna Aonui external URL
Other Budget 2023 initiatives may be of interest to the disability community.
Please note this is not a definitive list, and Whaikaha is not the lead agency for most of these initiatives. They have been identified in the Summary of Initiatives for Budget 2023. external URL