Individualised Funding



A presentation by Murray Penman, Ministry of Health and/or Lisa Martin, Disability Connect
Hosted by Disability Connect.


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North Auckland
Wednesday 26th August 7-9pm
Yes Disability Resource Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany

South Auckland
Wednesday 2nd September 7-9pm
Rosehill Special School, 48 Rosehill Drive, Papakura

Central Auckland
Wednesday 16th September 12.30-2pm
Independent Living Service, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak


RSVP is essential:  Phone (09) 636-0351 or email

Who Should Attend:

The Ministry of Health Disability Support Services now include access to Respite (including Carer Support) under Individualised Funding, for eligible families.  This creates new, flexible ways of taking a break.  This seminar will explore all aspects of Individualised Funding including Respite.

If you are a disabled person, parent or guardian of a disabled person, you might want more choice about how services will be delivered, when they will be delivered and who will provide your government funded support.  Individualised funding helps you;

  • Employ the support staff you want in your life – people who understand your culture, priorities, preferences and lifestyle choices.
  • Set your own timetable so support staff come and go as you want, so you can build stronger relationships and enjoy a better social life.
  • Source flexible Respite care that best benefits your family (short stay, overnight stay, in-home, in-facility, etc).
  • Identify new sources of support.
  • Take charge of who enters your life and reclaim your priorities.


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