How to access disability support services

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa provides support services, and information and advice to its members as well as the Tāngata Whaikaha (disabled persons) community. We can also connect you with other professional service providers.

Call us on 0800 770 990, find us on Facebook, or browse our website for more information.

You can access a wide range of services through us including:

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand. This means you can apply for our help, no matter how you got injured, or whose fault it was.

Health and Disability Commission

The role of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to ensure that the rights of consumers are upheld. This includes making sure that complaints about health or disability services providers are taken care of fairly and efficiently.

The Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman handles complaints and investigates the administrative conduct of state sector agencies, including in relation to official information requests. They provide advice, guidance and training to state agencies, and work towards protecting your rights and implementation of the UN Disabilities Convention.

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission work under the Human Rights Act 1993. The purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. They work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected.

Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues is the focal point in government on disability issues. They work toward a vision of New Zealand being a non-disabling society – a place where disabled people have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Ministry of Health (MOH)

The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.

MOH - Disability Support Services (DSS)

Disability Support Services (DSS) within the Ministry of Health is responsible for funding support and services for people with disabilities.
It also leads the development and implementation of strategic plans that aim to ensure people with disabilities and their families are supported to live the lives they choose.

MOH - Te Pou

Te Pou leads a range of initiatives designed to address workforce development needs. Organisations can draw from Te Pou’s resources, tools and support to strengthen the services they deliver for people.

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is the Government's lead advisor on the New Zealand education system, shaping direction for sector agencies and providers.

Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

The Ministry of Social Development offers a range of services to help support people with disabilities through a number of programmes.

MSD - Work and Income New Zealand

Work and Income provides employment services and financial assistance throughout New Zealand.