Apply to get started with AccessAbility
To start working with AccessAbility, apply for what you're interested in using the instructions below.
Before you apply
How do I apply for a Needs Assessment?
There are two ways to apply. You can apply yourself, or ask a family member, friend or your health professional to complete an application on your behalf.
Download and fill out an Application for a Needs Assessment, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to your local AccessAbility office.
First time applications
If it’s the first time you have worked with us, please ask your doctor or specialist to fill out a 'Confirming your disability' form and attach it to your application.
Contact your local office and we’ll help you to complete your application over the phone, via email or in person.
How do I start working with a Local Area Coordinator?
Contact the Local Area Coordinator for your area.
Jenny Hogg, Team Leader and Local Area Coordinator for Southland
Phone: 03 928 5253
Mobile: 027 445 4622
Harriet Toa, Local Area Coordinator for Dunedin
Phone: 03 929 1433
Mobile: 027 500 2281
Lina Langford, Local Area Coordinator for Invercargill
Phone: 03 928 5231
Mobile: 027 445 4621
Contact our Otago and Southland office to ask about Local Area Coordination.
Phone: 0800 758 700
Level 1, Burns House
10 George Street
Talk to us during your next Needs Assessment and ask to be referred to a Local Area Coordinator.
How do I apply for Service Coordination?
There is no need to apply for Service Coordination. If you’ve had a Needs Assessment with AccessAbility, we’ll contact you to find and organise supports that suit you.
If you're over 65, have an age-related disability and live in Whanganui, your District Health Board may refer you to AccessAbility. After we receive your referral, we will contact you. We will then work with you to find and organise supports.