National Pacific Disability Action Plan Survey is live

An online survey with alternate formats to complement a series of talanoa (conversations) with Pacific disabled people and whānau being held around the country is now available on our website.

The information gathered in the National Pacific Disability Action Plan survey and from the talanoa will be used to inform the National Pacific Disability Action Plan.  

The Action Plan, co-developed with the community, will help guide changes to the disability support system and services for Pacific people.  

Around 700 people have attended 14 in-person talanoa across the country from Invercargill to Auckland, with more talanoa planned. The online survey, which is also available in alternate formats, is aimed at people who have not, or are not, able to attend the talanoa. The survey, like the talanoa, focuses on Pacific disabled people’s experience of the disability system.  

Programme Lead Tofa Suafole Gush says: “We want to thank those people who have already given us their thoughts and feedback. It has been a humbling experience to receive the feedback from our Pacific community about the struggles and the challenges they face daily."

“We know there are people across the country who still want to provide information to us, but they cannot get to a talanoa. We also know there are people that would prefer to provide us with information through a survey. This online survey gives all Pacific disabled people and their aiga and whānau (family) the opportunity to participate.”

The National Pacific Disability Action Plan Survey external URL will be available online until 12 May.

For information on upcoming talanoa visit our National Pacific Disability Action Plan webpage.