Service Coordination

AccessAbility can connect you with people, opportunities and supports in your community to help you live well.

We will look at all of the resources available. Our local teams are very knowledgeable about the Otago, Southland, Taranaki and Whanganui areas.


How does it work?

Soon after your Needs Assessment meeting, AccessAbility will contact you to talk about ideas that could assist you to live well. We will also let you know about any disability support funding that is available to you.

We will then connect you with the best people, opportunities and supports in your community to help you achieve your goals.

Support ideas may include:

  • informal support from whānau and friends
  • local networks
  • community organisations
  • Local Area Coordination
  • disability organisations
  • Individualised Funding
  • Funded Family Care
  • home and community support
  • respite and carer support
  • Supported Living
  • other government-funded supports.

Service Coordination for older people

AccessAbility also coordinates services for people who have an age-related disability and live in Whanganui.

Your District Health Board will refer you to AccessAbility. After we receive your referral, we will contact you. We will then work with you to find and organise supports that suit you.

Support ideas may include:

  • informal support from whānau and friends
  • local networks
  • community organisations
  • aged-care organisations
  • home support
  • rest home care
  • other government-funded supports.

Who is eligible?

If you’ve had a Needs Assessment with AccessAbility, we’ll work with you to find and organise supports that suit you.

AccessAbility also coordinates services for people over 65, who have an age-related disability, live in Whanganui and have been referred by their District Health Board.

Find out more about who is eligible


People’s stories

Nooapii’s story

Nooapii weaving
For totally blind Nooapii, it’s important that everything is kept in its place. AccessAbility set up household management support so that Nooapii can focus on the important things, like practising for his next bowls competition.

Read Nooapii’s story

Richard’s story

Richard playing drums
Richard was having problems with his health, so AccessAbility worked with him to develop a healthier lifestyle. He can now turn his attention to his passion for metal music.

Read Richard’s story


Giving feedback about a service

We want you to live the life you imagine – so if something isn’t working for you or if it’s going really well, please let us know. Your feedback helps us to improve what we do.

Find out more about your options for giving feedback


More information

Find out more about Local Area Coordination

Find out more about Individualised Funding

Find out more about government funded supports